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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6944

Test Synonym

  • CSF Electrophoresis, Protein Electrophoresis (PEP) CSF

Minimum Volume

  • 0.8 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid


  • Sterile Container, Transfer Tube


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 9 days

CPT Codes

  • 84157,84166
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) submitted in a sterile tube (2 mL)-refrigerated

Additional Information

  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) submitted in a sterile tube (2 mL) Collect - The third tube of a routinely obtained three-tube set of CSF should be used for protein electrophoretic study. Refrigerate