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Protein, Pleural Fluid

Protein, Pleural Fluid (HCPLEUP) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Protein, Pleural Fluid

Test Name: Protein, Pleural Fluid

Health Link Test Code: HCPLEUP

LIS Test Code: PLEUP

CPT Code(s): 84157

Methodology: Biuret

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Pleural Fluid

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of pleural fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

7 days

Stability Refridgerated:

1 month

Stability Frozen:

2 months

Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Refrigerate specimen.

Specimen Transport:

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

Unacceptable Criteria:

Specimens collected in containers with anticoagulants or preservatives are not acceptable.

Interpretation:

Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf

Results are reported in g/dL.

Additional Information:

This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method.  The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.