Protein, Body Fluid : 1002979

Test Code
FLTP or 1002979

CPT Codes

Body fluid in a container with no additives. Specify source of body fluid on requisition.

Transport Container
Body fluid should be centrifuged and aliquoted to separate from cells. Transport 2 mL body fluid. (Min. 0.5 mL)

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Acceptable for longer storage


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
None established
Physician must interpret results based upon origin of fluid and patient’s clinical condition.

Clinical Significance
Measurement of total protein in body fluids may provide useful information concerning membrane barrier integrity and may assist in differentiating between transudates and exudates.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

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.