Test Overview
Test Methodology

pH Meter

Reference Range *

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Pleural fluid: 7.64
Urine: 4.6 - 8.0
</ul>

Test Limitations

Test not performed on CSF, serum, or sputum specimens.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

STAT: 1 hour, Routine: 4 hours

Soft Order Code
BFPH
MiChart Code
pH, Body Fluid
Synonyms
  • Body Fluid, pH
  • PH
  • pH, Urine
  • pH, Urine
  • UPH
Laboratory
Hematopathology
Section
Hematology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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Place body fluid in a lavender top (EDTA) tube or clean, leakproof container.
Collect random urine sample in a plastic urine cup or yellow top no additive urine Vacutainer® tube.
For optimal results, specimen should reach laboratory within 1 hour of collection.<li> If specimen must be stored, refrigeration is recommended.<li>Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
</ul>

Rejection Criteria
Specimens received in syringes, vacuum bottles or large containers will be rejected.
24 hour urine specimens or aliquots from a 24 hour collection will be rejected.
Specimens exceeding the storage criteria will be rejected.
CSF, serum, and sputum specimens are not acceptable.
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 - 5 mL
Minimum Volume
3 mL
Billing
CPT Code
83986
Fee Code
22914
LOINC
2748-2
NY State Approved
No