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
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