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Protein, Total, Serum / Plasma
|Test group||Total protein|
|Performed by||Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Container type||Gold top or Light Green top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood Click here for Microdetermination info|
|Sample type||Serum or plasma|
|Preferred volume||0.5 mL serum or plasma|
|Min. Volume||0.2 mL serum or plasma Click here for Microdetermination info|
Normal range for children less than 10 years old adopted from Beckman Coulter's "Pediatric Reference Range Guidelines for Synchron Systems" Bulletin 9345.
Normal range for adults: low end of 6.0 determined by testing 271 normal male and female UCSF blood donors and referenced by Beckman as the low end of adult recumbent patients. High end of 8.1 adapted from Beckman Synchron's ambulatory upper limit.
Adult range used for children 10-18 years old. Adult range comparable to Beckman's range for age group 10-19 years (Bulletin 9345).
|Stability||Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 days, frozen at -20C 1 week|
|Turn around times||4 hours|
|Additional information||Lipemia may artifactually decrease the result.|
|Last Updated||1/28/2015 3:07:54 PM|
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