Albumin, CSF


Sunquest Code:ALCSF  
Epic Code:LAB6025Epic Name:Albumin, CSF
Methodology:Quantitative nephelometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 24 hours.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Grossly bloody, hemolyzed or contaminated specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50200


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-35 mg/dL
Use:Compare to albumin in serum in the evaluation of neurologic diseases.


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