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.
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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84155

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020029 Protein Total, Serum/Plasma 2885-2
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Aliases
  • serum protein
  • Total Protein
Protein, Total, Serum or Plasma