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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.
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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82042

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050200 Albumin, CSF 1746-7
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Aliases
  • ALB CSF
  • CSF albumin
Albumin, CSF