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32810:PROTEIN, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
Methodology:Pyrogallol Red
Edit Date:1/15/2006
Performed:Daily
Released:Same day
CPT Code:84157
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile container.
Handling:Centrifuge and remove supernatant within 4 hours of collection. Transport in a sterile tube immediately.
Standard Volume:1 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL CSF.
Transport:Refrigerated.
Comments:Specimen should be collected prior to the intrathecal administration of contrast media.
Rejection Criteria:Gross hemolysis.
15-45 mg/dL