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Epic Code LAB195 Protein, Cerebrospinal Fluid

Important Note

Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory does not perform this test.  If testing is urgently required by the ED, ensure that a stat courier is on sight prior to collection to ensure transportation is available for this time sensitive testing.

Test Name Alias

Protein CSF | 8650

Interface Order Alias

10231

Ordering Instructions

Lab Testing is performed using the following tube order regardless of label:

1) Hematology, 2) Microbiology, 3) Hematology, 4) Chemistry

United Lab: 1) Chemistry/Hematology, 2)Microbiology, 3) Hematology

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Spinal Fluid (CSF)

 

Container(s): Sterile vial or Sterile transport tube or CSF tube

Preferred Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Label container with patient information, specimen source, and date of collection.

  • Send to lab immediately (within 1 hour) for specimen processing – See processing instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

 

Processing Instructions:

  • Centrifuge and analyze specimen immediately upon arrival to lab.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerate: 6 days

Frozen: aliquot for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days (United Lab: 14 days)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

0 up to 10 Days: 40 – 120 mg/dL

10 Days up to 60 Days: 20 – 70 mg/dL

60 Days and up: 15-60 mg/dL

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Benzethonium Chloride

CPT

84157-LAB-PROTEIN CSF

CDM Code

4058650

Epic Test ID

1230101083

LOINC

Protein CSF: 2880-3

Beaker LOINC

PROTEIN CSF: 2880-3

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: PROTEIN CSF
Beaker Display Name: Protein, Cerebrospinal Fluid
BEAKER TEST NAME: PROTEIN, CSF
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Protein, CSF

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Collection and Specimen Handling

BEAKER COLLECTION: TUBE 1

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BL CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH CHEMISTRY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated