Protein, Total, CSF

Abbrev Code:CTP   
Order Code:LAB195Order Name:Protein Total CSF
Synonyms:Cerebrospinal Fluid, Protein
Methodology:Bichromatic endpoint
St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds: Benzalkonium chloride
CPT Codes: 84157 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: 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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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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