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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020514 Protein, Total, CSF 2880-3
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Aliases
  • Protein, Total, Spinal Fluid
  • Total Protein, CSF
Protein, Total, CSF