Albumin, CSF
0050200
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
ALB CSF
Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry
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
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly bloody, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 year (if frozen within 24 hours) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
0-35 mg/dL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82042
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050200Albumin, CSF
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Aliases
  • ALB CSF
  • CSF albumin