Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Protein,Fluid

Test Name: Protein,Fluid
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Fluid
Collection Information: Collect a minimum of 5 mL of fluid in a sterile container.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: The measurement of total protein in pericardial, peritoneal and pleural fluid may be useful in differentiating between transudates and exudates. An elevated total protein level in synovial fluid confirms the presence of an inflammatory process.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetric
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
PRF
 
Referred To:  

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