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Test Code P DIAL Peritoneal Dialysate Chemistries

Clinical System Name

Peritoneal Dialysate Chemistries

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Peritoneal Dialysate

Container(s):  Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol:  5.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 5.0 mL


Note:  Test includes glucose, urea, and creatinine, reported with dwell time. Tests affected by hemolysis.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Age of specimen, incorrect collection container

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core Chemistry Refrigerator


Off-site collection:  Place Sterile Screw-Capped Container with sample in separate bag, then in bag with ice. Indicate "Peritoneal Dialysate" as specimen type.



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Peritoneal Dialysate RT

1 D

Peritoneal Dialysate 2-8oC

5 D

Peritoneal Dialysate -20o C or -70oC

180 D



STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617



Reference Range

Refer to individual tests.


Method: Colorimetric method by Vitros 4600

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