Protein, Total, CSF


Sunquest Code:CTP  
Epic Code:LAB195Epic Name:Protein Total CSF
Synonyms:Cerebrospinal Fluid, Protein
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Code:84157
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Number tubes to indicate the sequence of collection. Transport to laboratory immediately.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator. Alternatively, freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Age mg/dL
0-30 days Less than 150
1-5 mo 30-100
6 mo and older 15-60
 GICH: All ages 15-45 mg/dL  
Use:Determine relationship between protein concentrations in CSF vs. serum.


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