Test directory: Total Protein, Body Fluid

Ordering Code63
Test NameTotal Protein, Body Fluid
AliasTP, BF
Preferred SpecimenSterile Body Fluid, excluding CSF
Preferred ContainerSterile Container
Other Specimen/ContainerBody Fluid in Plain (Red), Body Fluid in Lithium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 1 Month
Frozen: 6 Months
Body Fluid may be contaminated with bacteria and often contains cellular constituents. Samples should be analyzed immediately or stored refrigerated. Centrifuge samples containing precipitates before performing the assay.
Rejection CriteriaClotted, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Highly viscous specimens
Avail. StatYES
Analytic TimeUp to 1 Day

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Body Fluid TypeALLSee report.
Total Protein, Body FluidALLgm/dLSee report.