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ALBUMIN, CSF

Mnemonic

CSF ALB

Synonym

Cerebrospinal Fluid Albumin - CSF Albumin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, collect in a sterile container

Handling

Keep refrigerated after collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): <1 hour; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below-20°C): 3 weeks if frozen within 24 hours of collection

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Nephelometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

2.0-34.0 mg/dL

CPT Codes

82042

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:29 AM


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