Protein, Total CPT: 84155
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Gel-barrier tube, transport tube, green-top (heparin) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within four hours of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
As part of a general health checkup, to determine your nutritional status or to help diagnose certain liver and kidney disorders as well as other diseases.
When you have a routine health exam; when you experience unexpected weight loss or fatigue, or when your healthcare practitioner thinks that you could have symptoms of a liver or kidney disorder.
A blood sample drawn from a vein or by fingerstick or, in the case of newborns, by heelstick.