Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Protein,Plasma-Total

Test Name: Protein,Plasma-Total
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: 0.6 mL Green pk.
2-10 yrs: 3 mL Green top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
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: 
0-1 day:
34-50 g/L
1 day-1 month:
46-68 g/L
1 month-1 year:
48-76 g/L
1 year-17 years:
60-80 g/L
≥ 18 years:
64-83 g/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of hyper- and hypo-gammaglobulinaemia protien losing states and malnutrition.

Values are lower in recumbent patients.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Lipemic samples may cause interference with results.
Method of Analysis: Colorimetric Biuret
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
PR
 
Referred To:  

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