The Limitations of Other Viscosity Tests

Many central and hospital-based laboratories provide clinical viscosity testing, however these tests are typically for plasma or serum, not whole blood. A select few reference labs claim to provide whole blood viscosity testing, however these tests are for high-shear viscosity only. Use the links to your right to learn more about the important differences between viscosity measurements for whole blood vs. serum or plasma as well as the scientific value of a complete viscosity profile and not just high-shear viscosity.