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22989 Protein, Total

Protein, Total
Test Code: TP
Synonyms/Keywords
Protein, Total - Blood
Useful For
Total protein measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the liver, kidney or bone marrow, as well as other metabolic or nutritional disorders.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Plasma​/Serum Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator (PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST) Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood​
Collection Processing Instructions
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from the cells within one hour for storage or transport.
Samples collected in gel barrier tubes must be removed from the primary tube prior to transporting to Marshfield. Do not send the primary collection tube.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma/Serum​ ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 days​
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ 1 year​
Rejection Criteria
​Grossly icteric samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Biuret Blanked Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
Stevens Point​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
using Dimension
Serum:
      0 - 12 mos: 4.2 - 8.0 g/dL
 13 mos - 9 yrs: 6.2 - 8.2 g/dL
 10 yrs - 19 yrs: 6.6 - 8.8 g/dL
          >=20 yrs: 6.2 - 8.2 g/dL​
​Marshfield
​ Plasma:
     0 – 14 days:    5.3 – 8.6 g/dL
15 days - <1yr:    4.4 – 7.3 g/dL
        1 - <6 yr:     6.2 – 7.7 g/dL
        6 - <9 yr:     6.5 – 7.9 g/dL
      9 - <19 yr:     6.3 – 8.1 g/dL
            Adult:     6.2 – 8.2 g/dL
Interpretation
Reference ranges are specific for plasma samples.  Serum samples are expected to read approximately 0.2 – 0.3 lower due to removal of fibrinogen during the clotting process. 
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Quantity Description Comments
84155 ​
Synonyms/Keywords
Protein, Total - Blood
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity

​a. Protein, Total

b. Total Protein

​Cerner ​Protein Total
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Plasma​/Serum Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator (PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST) Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood​
Collection Processing
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from the cells within one hour for storage or transport.
Samples collected in gel barrier tubes must be removed from the primary tube prior to transporting to Marshfield. Do not send the primary collection tube.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma/Serum​ ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 days​
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ 1 year​
Rejection Criteria
​Grossly icteric samples
Useful For
Total protein measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the liver, kidney or bone marrow, as well as other metabolic or nutritional disorders.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
using Dimension
Serum:
      0 - 12 mos: 4.2 - 8.0 g/dL
 13 mos - 9 yrs: 6.2 - 8.2 g/dL
 10 yrs - 19 yrs: 6.6 - 8.8 g/dL
          >=20 yrs: 6.2 - 8.2 g/dL​
​Marshfield
​ Plasma:
     0 – 14 days:    5.3 – 8.6 g/dL
15 days - <1yr:    4.4 – 7.3 g/dL
        1 - <6 yr:     6.2 – 7.7 g/dL
        6 - <9 yr:     6.5 – 7.9 g/dL
      9 - <19 yr:     6.3 – 8.1 g/dL
            Adult:     6.2 – 8.2 g/dL
Interpretation
Reference ranges are specific for plasma samples.  Serum samples are expected to read approximately 0.2 – 0.3 lower due to removal of fibrinogen during the clotting process. 
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Biuret Blanked Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
Stevens Point​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Biuret Reaction/Siemens Dimension
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84155 ​
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