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Viscosity, serum

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  • Viscosity, serum
  • Item Catalog Number: LC004861

Blood viscosity is a measure of the resistance of blood to flow. This test measures viscosity in serum and evaluates hyperviscosity syndrome (a group of symptoms triggered by increase in the viscosity of the blood). Hyperviscosity syndrome is associated with an increase in serum proteins or cells in conditions such as:

  • Waldenström macroglobulinemia
  • Mulitple myeloma
  • Leukemia (increased white blood cells)
  • Polycythemia (increased red blood cells)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Inflammation

This test does not measure whole blood viscosity, a measurement of the thickness and stickiness of an individual’s blood which contributes to the development of atherosclerotic plaques.

Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed.

 

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.