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Protein Body Fluid

SIM

10570 

CPT

84157 

Synonyms

BF Protein 

Specimen Type

All body fluids except CSF.  Ex.:  Joint Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, Pleural fluid, Paracentesis fluid, Thoracentesis Fluid, Amniotic fluid, etc. 

Container

Sterile container

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

3 mL, minimum 1 mL

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Refrigerated

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 2 hours 

Rejection Criteria

•  Clotted fluid 
•  Mucoid fluid 

Reference Range

None

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

Protein Body Fluid 

Methodology

Colorimetric method 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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