Test Catalog

Test ID: TPSF    
Protein, Total, Spinal Fluid

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Patient sample is deposited on the slide and is evenly distributed by the spreading layer. Protein in the sample forms a complex with cupric ion and results in the dissociation of the cupric ion from the copper-azo dye complex. The decrease of the copper-azo dye complex is measured by the reflectance spectrophotometry and is proportional to the concentration of proteins in the sample.(Package insert: Vitros Chemistry Products Instructions for Use-PROT Slides, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Rochester, NY 14626)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 2 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test