Test directory: Total Protein, CSF

Ordering Code162
Test NameTotal Protein, CSF
AliasCSF Total Protein
Preferred SpecimenCerebral Spinal Fluid
Preferred ContainerCerebral Spinal Fluid Kit Tubes
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge and aliquot specimen if transport to the testing laboratory is > 1 hour.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Send frozen if transport > 6 days.
Specimen StabilityUncentrifuged CSF specimen: 1 Hour Ambient
Centrifuged and aliquoted CSF specimen: Ambient: 1 Day Refrigerated: 6 Days Frozen: 1 Year
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Received uncentrifuged specimen > 1 hour
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyTurbidimetric

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Total Protein, CSFALL15-45>= 15015-45>= 150mg/dL