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Total Protein Body Fluid



Expected Turnaround

24 hours

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as meningitis, brain tumors and infections of the central nervous system.1

Samples for urinary/CSF protein should be collected before fluorescein is given or at least 24 hours later.


Levodopa, methyldopa and Na2‑cefoxitin cause artificially high total protein results and calcium dobesilate causes artificially low protein results at the therapeutic drug level.


Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 6 days Frozen: 12 months

Total Protein Body Fluid; Protein, Total BF

Preferred Collection Container: Lumbar Puncture Tray (CSF Collection Kit), Alternative Collection Container: Sterile, Black Screw-Cap, Round Bottom Tube. Urine- Sterile container or tube.

1 ML

0 - 999


6.4 - 8.3

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