CSF Total Protein is derived from ultrafiltration of plasma through the meninges and choriod plexus and intrathecal production. CSF Total Protein is useful in identifying increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier or increased intrathecal production. Elevated CSF Total Protein is often consistent with central nervous system disease or trauma.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis Methodology: Spectrophotometry