CREATININE, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BFCREAT

Synonym

BF CR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid, one sterile container

Handling

Keep refrigerate after collection. Specify type of body fluid on the collection container and test request form.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Very viscous specimens

Stability

Ambient: (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated: (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen: (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetric

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

No reference ranges established

CPT Codes

82570

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:05 AM