Name: Protein, Pleural Fluid
Test Name: Protein, Pleural Fluid
Health Link Test Code: HCPLEUP
LIS Test Code: PLEUP
CPT Code(s): 84157
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
Indicate source of pleural fluid.
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Transport entire specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Specimens collected in containers with anticoagulants or preservatives are not acceptable.
Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf
Results are reported in g/dL.
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.