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Test Code FTP Protein, Body Fluid, LAB196

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Pleural, peritoneal (ascites, pancreatic), and pericardial fluid

Acceptable: Other body fluids must have Pathology approval before being reported.

Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of body fluid.

Stability: Store at room temperature for 8 hours or 2 -8°C and analyzed within 3 days.

               For longer storage, samples may be frozen at -20°C for up to 6 months.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No established reference values

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Biuret End point with Sample Blank.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Useful For

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.

Report Available

1 hour upon receipt.