PROTEIN, TOTAL, PLEURAL FLUID

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect pleural fluid and send 1.0 mL fluid (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Colorimetric

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Transudate: <3 g/dL; Exudate: >3 g/dL

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodePTPF
CPT-4 Code (s)
84157
LOINC Codes
Protein, Total, Pleural Fluid:   2882-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory