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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: 4 hours
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
  STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range
Patient Age CSF Protein (mg/dL)
0-15 days 27-132
15-29 days 26-100
29-43 days 25-89
43-57 days 25-83
57 days - 25 years 14-47
25-30 years 16-52
30-35 years 17-54
35-40 years 19-56
40-45 years 19-57
45-50 years 20-59
50-55 years 20-60
55-60 years 20-62
60-65 years 20-63
65-70 years 19-65
70-75 years 19-67
75-85 years 20-69
85+ years 21-73

Peds Range: Shah SS Journal of Hospital Medicine 2011

Adult Range: McCudden CR Clinical Chemistry 2017

     
Comments
Must be transported in a screw top container
Urine containers are not acceptable for transport
 

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on September 03, 2021

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.

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