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Protein, Total, Body Fluid
0020502
Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
TP-FL
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural, or Synovial fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than those listed. CSF (Refer to Protein, Total, CSF, ARUP test code 0020514). Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument. 
Remarks
Specimen source must be provided. 
Stability
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit http://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
84157
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020502Total Protein, Body Fluid2881-1
2013063Total Protein Fluid Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • protein body fluids