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protein, total, serum/plasma
Synonyms: Total Protein, Serum; Serum Total Protein, Plasma Total Protein 
Computer Code: TP
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (red, gold, or lithium heparin green top tube).
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL blood (red or lithium heparin green microtainer). 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: 6.0-8.0 GM/DL  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hr 
Stat TAT: 45 min 
CPT Code(s): 84155 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 68
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 09/17/2014
Time: 23:37:46 (24hr)