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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 8697

Test Synonym

  • Protein, Total, Pleural Fluid, Protein, Total, Synovial Fluid, TOTAL PROTEIN JOINT FLUID

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Body Fluid


  • Container- Screw Top, Sterile Container, Transfer Tube


  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

CPT Codes

  • 84157
    *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

  • 1 mL BODY FLUID, please indicate the type of fluid

Additional Information

  • Body Fluid in a sterile container Tube must be labeled with patient's full name and type of fluid collected.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days