Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
TP-FL
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
Collect

Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural, or Synovial fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen types other than those listed. CSF (Refer to Protein, Total, CSF, ARUP test code 0020514). Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.

Remarks

Specimen source must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84157

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020502 Total Protein, Body Fluid 2881-1
2013063 Total Protein Fluid Source 31208-2
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • protein body fluids
Protein, Total, Body Fluid