PROTEIN TOTAL, PERITONEAL FLUID

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL peritoneal fluid (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Colorimetric

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

Reference Range
Transudates: <3.0 g/dL
Exudates: >3.0 g/dL

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeTPPFL
CPT-4 Code (s)
84157
LOINC Codes
Protein Total, Peritoneal Fluid: 2883-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory