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Protein, Total, CSF
0020514
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
CFP
Methodology
Reflectance 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
Specimens should be collected prior to the intrathecal administration of contrast media. 
Collect
CSF. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and remove supernatant within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate if specimen will not be analyzed within 4 hours; Transport 1 mL CSF. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens containing intrathecal contrast media. Hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: 1 year 
Reference Interval
Effective May 21, 2012

0 - 7 days: 40 - 120 mg/dL
8 days to 1 month: 20-40 mg/dL
1 month- adult: 14 - 45 mg/dL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
84157
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020514Protein, Total, CSF2880-3
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Aliases
  • Protein, Total, Spinal Fluid
  • Total Protein, CSF