Lab Test

Dialysate Fluid Chemical Tests

Fluid Dialysate, NOTE: Farmington Hills ONLY performs the Glucose, Dialysate Fluid.

Test Codes

Creatinine, Dialysate Fluid: EPIC: LAB6932, CRDIL, Glucose, Dialysate Fluid: EPIC: LAB6960, GLDIL, Urea Nitrogen, Dialysate Fluid: EPIC: LAB5265, UNDIL

NOTE: Farmington Hills ONLY performs the Glucose, Dialysate Fluid.




  • Dialysate Fluid Chemical Testing is available for the following analytes: Creatinine, Glucose, and Urea Nitrogen. This testing is not a panel and analytes are ordered individually. Please refer to the Lab Test Directory for testing of other analytes and fluid types.
  • Testing of fluid analytes or sources not listed in the Lab Test Directory must be approved by a Medical Director. Please contact the Laboratory for more information. 

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Body fluid in a sterile collection container or Vacutainer® tube without additive. (Minimum: 1.0 mL)

Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Maintain specimen refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport. Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) is acceptable for a maximum of two hours.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: Body fluid in a sterile collection container or Vacutainer® tube, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 1.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens grossly contaminated with blood.

Specimens collected in a container or tube with an additive. 

In-Lab Processing

Before chemistry testing, centrifuge to remove cellular material.


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Undetermined

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 30 days


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Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day.
Results available within 4 hours of hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

Reference Range

Reference ranges have not been established.

Test Methodology


Clinical Utility

Results of Creatinine, Glucose, and Urea Nitrogen are used by clinical staff in calculations to assess the adequacy of peritoneal dialysis.


  1. Watnick, S. Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy.

CPT Codes

82570 (Creatinine), 82945 (Glucose), 84520 (Urea Nitrogen).
LOINC: Creatinine 5919-6, Dialysate 5919-6, Glucose 2343-2, Urea Nitrogen 5918-8


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