Test Details

Mnemonic

TPPFL

Ordering Code

3434580

CPT-4 Code(s)

84157

Specimen Information

Collect

Peritoneal fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL peritoneal fluid frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 28 days
Frozen: 28 days
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Methodology

Spectrophotometry (SP)
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Reference Range

Transudates: <3.0 g/dL
Exudates: >3.0 g/dL
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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