|Alternate:||CSF Protein; Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Volume:||0.2 mL spinal fluid|
|Container:||Sterile spinal fluid collection tube|
|Temperature:||Must be delivered to lab within 30 minutes after collection.|
|Rejection:||In transport longer than 30 minutes, bloody tap|
|Uses:||Useful in diagnosis of meningitis, tuberculous meningitis, brain abscess, meningovascular syphillis, CVA, neoplastic diseases, multiple sclerosis and other degenerative processes causing neurologic disease.|
|Limitations:||Fresh blood or hemolysis will cause a false increase in CSF protein. Tubes containing sodium citrate should not be used.|
|Method:||Colorimetric (pyrogallol red)|
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