Lab Test : Protein, Cerebrospinal Fluid

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Alternate:CSF Protein; Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein
Phone:(937) 641-3428
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:30 minutes
Specimen:Cerebrospinal fluid
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
Normal:15-45 mg/dL
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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