SGBF - Specimen: Specific Gravity, Body Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SGBF    
Specific Gravity, Body Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Body Fluid

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Additional Information: Indicate specimen source. Test is appropriate for all body fluids except urine.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Body FluidRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days