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Protein, Total - CSF

Source CSF
Mnemonic CSFTP
Specimen Requirements

See CSF Collection Guidelines

Use sterile screw capped tubes

0.2 mL CSF
Pediatric: 0.1 mL CSF may be sufficient to perform one of Albumin, Glucose or Total Protein.

Specimens should be collected before fluorescein is given or at least 24 hours after.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH & SHC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s)  
Reference Interval

0 – 30 days

0.14-1.12 g/L

1 month – 150 years

0.15-0.45 g/L