Protein, Total, Serum or Plasma
0020029
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
TP
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Tourniquet application should be minimal.  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Total Protein, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0020502). Urine (refer to Total Protein, Urine, ARUP test code 0020479).  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84155
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020029Protein Total, Serum/Plasma2885-2
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Aliases
  • serum protein
  • Total Protein