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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Plasma Viscosity

Plasma Viscosity


TestPlasma Viscosity
Common AbbreviationsPV
Clinical IndicationPV can be used to aid diagnosis for many conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation. Useful for temporal arteritis, giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosis.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3mL EDTA (adult)
Special PrecautionsMust be at least half filled
Turnaround Time1 hour (urgent) 24 hours (routine)
LaboratoryScarborough Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
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