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Blood Sciences

Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Chylothorax investigation, Lipoprotein electrophoresis)

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Special instructions
TB risk status MUST be provided

Sample type
Pleural fluid collected into a universal container

Contact biochemistry clinical staff ext 4711/4713/4715/6075 before requesting.

Sent away to Bristol Royal Infirmary
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Initial triglyceride analysis will be carried out prior to sending to BRI for lipoprotein electrophoresis.

Please note: fluid triglycerides is not currently accredited under UKAS ISO15189 standards.


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