PROTEIN, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

CSFP

Synonym

CSF Protein

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile container

Handling

To remove cellular material, centrifuge the specimen within one hour of collection. If more than one tube is collected, each tube should be labeled with a number indicating the sequence in which it was collected.

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): 24 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

Lumbar Fluid: 15-45 mg/dL

CPT Codes

84157

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:26 AM