PROTEIN, TOTAL - (P)
Test Code: TP
Plasma proteins are synthesized in the liver, plasma cells, lymph nodes, spleen and bone marrow. Total protein measurements are used in the diagnosis and management of a variety of diseases involving the liver, kidney, or bone marrow as well as metabolic or nutritional disorders.
Reference ranges are for a hospital-based recumbent population. Ambulatory patients have a reference range approximately 5 g/L higher.
Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.2 mL
Stability 4 weeks refrigerated, 1 year frozen
Serum: 2.0 mL
Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
Stat or Routine