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Total Protein

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Test Description
Total Protein
Test ID
TP
General Information
Total protein measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases involving the liver, kidney, or bone marrow, as well as other metabolic or nutritional disorders.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
Specimen Requirements
SST
Stability
6 days at 20-25°C
4 weeks at 4--8 °C
1 yr at -20°C
Methodology
Colorimetric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
84155
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
1-2 yrs 5.6-7.5 g/dL
> 3 yrs 6.0-8.0 g/dL
Adults 6.4-8.3 g/dL
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
2885-2