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Protein, Total

Alternate names:
TP
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
TP
Specimen types:
Blood
Urine
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container types:
Urine
Serum tube with gel
Urine
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Notes:

Total Protein, Blood: see also - Liver Function Tests

Consult Pathology Staff if further identification of urine protein is required.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Serum                              65 - 85 g/L

CSF   1- 8 days                0.26-1.35 g/L          

         8 - 30 days             0.26 - 1.15 g/L

         1 - 2 months           0.18 - 0.86  g/L          

         2 - 3 months           0.10 - 0.74 g/L

         3 - 6 months           0.10 - 0.44  g/L               

           > 6 months            0.15 - 0.45 g/L

Urine                                < 0.15  g/day

Random                           < 0.023 g/mmol creat

 

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW