Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name PROTEIN TOTAL
Components
Synonyms PROTEIN, TOTAL
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred: 3mL green PST (lithium heparin) collection tube, Acceptable Plain RED or SST, K2 - EDTA plasma.
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria Hemolysis
Methodology Colormetric-Biuret
Reference Range 0-1 day 4.6-7.0 g/dL; 2 days-2 years 5.6-7.5 g/dL; >2 years 6.6-8.7 g/dL
CPT Code(s) 84155
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT < 1hr; Routine less than four hrs.
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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