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Protein, CSF

Test Name:Protein, CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid)
Epic Order Code:LAB195
CPT Code:84157
Specimen(s) Type:CSF, 0.5 mL
Acceptable Container(s):CSF sterile tube
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:Collect specimens by standard collection procedures.
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, 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.
Reference Range:15 - 45 mg/dL
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