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ID:283 Plasma Viscosity (PV)
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DescriptionA non specific indicator of plasma protein. It is not possible to add this test to a sample previously sent to the laboratory.
IndicationUsed as a marker of inflammatory disorders and conditions leading to hyperviscosity i.e myeloma Waldestrom's macrogammaglobinaemia for example
Additional InfoA normal PV doesn't rule out inflammatory disease. High levels usually indicate an underlying pathology. Is used for the monitoring of inflammatory and hyperviscosity conditions.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsNA
InterpretationAn increases 1.72mPa - 1.90mPa can occur with mild inflammation. Values above 2.00mPa need further investagtion

DepartmentBlood Sciences
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsNA
Min. Vol 2ml
Freq. 24/7

Ref. Range (Male)1.50 - 1.72
Ref. Range (Female)1.50 - 1.72
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
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GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
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Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : COM. Review due on 03/07/2019 10:30:08. Published By Matthew Clifford on 03/07/2018 10:30:08.