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Protein, CSF

Container

Test ID   LAB195
EPIC Order
  CSF PROTEIN
CPT Code(s)   84157
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1mL CSF, tube #2; see important Comments
  micro: 0.2mL CSF, tube #2, MINIMUM VOLUME
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Room Temperature: Yes
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
  STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
     
Comments
Must be transported in a screw top container
Urine containers are not acceptable for transport
 
Reference Ranges, CSF Protein
Age Ranges (mg/dL)
Premature 15-130
Full Term Neonate 40-120
<1 mo 20-80
1 mo+ 15-45

Reviewed by jcayless on February 05, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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