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*Protein, Cerebrospinal Fluid

Mnemonic

CSF TP

Synonym

CSF Protein

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile container

Handling

To remove cellular material, centrifuge the specimen within 1 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

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLULAR MATERIAL: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 72 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

CPT Codes

84157

Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2021 11:42:24 PM


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