Plasma viscosity

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Also known as: PV

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect and monitor inflammation, to help diagnosis and monitoring many conditions. To estimate the stickiness of the blood caused by abnormal proteins (“paraproteins”).

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor thinks that you might have a condition that causes inflammation and to help diagnose and follow the course of this condition, especially temporal arteritis or polymyalgia rheumatica. To monitor whether paraproteins are causing clinically important stickiness of the blood which is likely to affect the circulation.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm.

Test Preparation Needed?

No test preparation is needed.