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  Total Protein Specimen Type:
  also known as CSF Protein, TP, CSF

Spinal Fluid


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 15 45 mg/dL N/A
Unit of measure: mg/dL
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): CSF - Fluid
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1-2 hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-105
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Colorimetric
Special Instructions: Hillcrest: deliver all CSF specimens first to the microbiology laboratory. Microbiology will then direct the courier to specimen central receiving and processing (SCRAP) with the remaining specimens and request slips. Scrap will then direct the courier to cytology if appropriate.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: STP
CyberLAB code: 2592
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A