TPBF - Specimen: Protein, Total, Body Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: TPBF    
Protein, Total, Body Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Body Fluid

Advisory Information

For spinal fluid, see test TPSF / Protein, Total, Spinal Fluid.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

2. Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject






Spinal fluid

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Body FluidRefrigerated7 days