Synonyms: CSF Protein
Computer Code: (RCFEL)
Specimen Collection: 5 mL CSF AND 4 mL blood (red or gold top tube). Must have both specimens drawn together or within 8 hours of each other.
Minimum Volume: CSF: 0.1 mL SR: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.1 mL serum. CSF: Maintain refrigerated. Min 0.1 mL CSF. Frozen and room temperature acceptable.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: Send Out
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83916
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII