Sep 16, 2015




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Protein, Total

Protein, Total (TP) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Protein, Total

Test Name: Protein, Total

Health Link Test Code: TP

LIS Test Code: TSP

CPT Code(s): 84155

Included In: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Serum protein electrophoresis

Methodology: Biuret

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Stability Ambient:

7 days

Stability Refridgerated:

1 month

Stability Frozen:

2 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Age g/dL
7-11 months 5.1-7.3
1-2 years 5.6-7.5
3 years and up 6.4-8.3



Interpretation Type: Reference Interval