PROTEIN, BODY FLUIDS

Mnemonic

BFPRO

Synonym

BF TP - Total Protein in Body Fluids

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid, one sterile container

Handling

If cellular material is present, remove by centrifugation. Indicate source of body fluid on the collection container and test request form.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLULAR MATERIAL: Ambient (18-25°C): 72 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not established.

CPT Codes

84157

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:28 AM