Protein, Total, Serum : 754

Test Code
TPAU or 754

CPT Codes

Transport Container
Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, Plasma


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
                                Male (g/dL)        Female (g/dL)

<1 Month 4.1-6.3               4.2-6.2

1-5 Months 4.7-6.7               4.4-6.6

6-11 Months            5.5-7.0               5.6-7.9

1-19 Years               6.3-8.2               6.3-8.2

≥20 Years 6.1-8.1               6.1-8.1

Clinical Significance
Total protein is useful in evaluating patients for nutritional status, liver disease, protein-losing renal and gastrointestinal diseases, and many other medical conditions. Elevated concentrations may be observed in patients with monoclonal gammopathies, autoimmune hepatitis, inflammation, and other medical conditions.

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.