TP - Total Protein in Serum and Plasma
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minmum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
Specimens collected using the lithium heparin (PST) tubes and spun are stable up to 7 days refrigerated on the primary gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 1 week; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 month; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
ADULTS: 6.4-8.3 g/dL
Age adjusted ranges.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:28 AM