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Protein, Total, CSF

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code TPCF
Test group Total protein
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Spectrophotometric (pyrogallol red)
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 0.5 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.35 mL CSF
Units mg/dL
Normal range 15-50 mg/dL
Synonyms TP
Stability Refrigerated 10 days.
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
CPT coding 84157
LOINC code 2880-3
Last Updated 6/21/2016 13:54:05
Entry Number 790
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