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  • Protein, Total

    Test Name:Protein, Total
    Epic Order Code:LAB118  
    CPT Code:84155  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum; 0.5 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:Stat: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Collect specimens by standard phlebotomy procedures. The total protein concentration is 0.4 to 0.8 g/dL lower when the sample is collected from a patient in the recumbent position rather than upright.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis.
    Reference Range:6.6 - 8.7 g/dL
    Additional Information:Test included in CMP and Hepatic Panel.