SPECIFIC GRAVITY

Mnemonic

BFSG

Synonym

Specific Gravity Body Fluid

Guidelines

Specific gravity on urine MUST be ordered as a urinalysis.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimen, specimen submitted on swab, completely clotted specimen

Stability

OPENED (top removed post collection) Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; UNOPENED Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Refractometry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not established.

CPT Codes

84315

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:30 AM