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TPFL
PROTEIN, TOTAL, FLUID

Test Code TPFL 
Test PROTEIN, TOTAL, FLUID 
Methodology Modified Biuret Reaction 
Description Useful for the evaluation of effusions, and diagnosis of transudate vs. exudate. 
Specimen 1.0 mL (pediatric: 0.3 mL) of body fluid in a plain, red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Send specimen refrigerated.

NOTE: INDICATE SOURCE OF SPECIMEN ON REQUEST FORM. 

Reference Values Varies with fluid type 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 84157