Protein, Body Fluid : 1002979

Test Code
FLTP or 1002979


CPT Codes
84157

Instructions
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
Refrigerated.


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


Methodology
Colorimetric

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



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