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Protein, Fluid (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Protein, Fluid Colorimetric, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine g/dL

Specimen Requirements

Fluids

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Sample too viscous

Comments

Identify fluid type. Not all fluids can be assayed. Interpret results with caution. Reference ranges are not available.

CPT Code

  • 84157