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Protein, CSF


Test ID   LAB195
EPIC Order
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
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 Normal: see Table below
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 dlburton on December 16, 2019

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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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514