CSF PROTEIN

Test Code
CSFPROT

CPT Codes
84157

Preferred Specimen
CSF

Transport Container
CSF


Transport Temperature
REF- 2 DAYS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CSF PROTEIN mg/dL 0Y 00M F 15-45 0Y 00M M 15-45


Clinical Significance
An abnormal protein level in the CSF suggests that there is an abnormal process occurring in the central nervous system. When the protein level increases, it may be a sign of a tumor, bleeding, nerve inflammation, or injury. Protein can rapidly build up in the lower spinal area where the lumbar puncture is done, if something is blocking the flow of spinal fluid. When the protein level decreases, it can mean your body is rapidly producing spinal fluid.



Performing Laboratory
LMH - Chemistry  x3739 or 3764



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.