Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

Protein, Total Fluid

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FTP

Synonyms:

Total Fluid Protein, Fluid

CPT Codes:

84155 – Protein; total, except refractometry

Test Includes:

Fluid Total Protein in g/dL

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful in the differentiation of transudate versus exudate.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

Indicate source of specimen. Fluid must not be viscous.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Body fluid (specify fluid type)

Container:

Screw-capped, sterile vial

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL fluid

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL fluid, spun

Collection:

Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

 

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Viscous fluid will be rejected; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Reference range not established

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Biuret Reaction

References:

UCFP Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (2009)

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition

Biorad Liquichek Control Product inserts, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Biorad Liquichek Urine Chemistry Control Product insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Updates:

8/29/2005: Method previously listed as Pyrogallol Red.