Pathology Handbook

Total protein

Synonyms

TP

Clinical Indications

Investigation of liver function, protein abnormalities

Test Includes

-

Part of Profile

LFT, Bone profile

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

None

Patient Preparation

None

Turnaround Time

Same day 

Specimen

Serum in yellow top (SST) tube

Volume

1 mL

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Excessive stasis during venepuncture will falsely elevate results.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or inadequately labelled sample
Haemolysis

Reference Range

60-80 g/L