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Total Protein, Serum

Mnemonic:    [TP]
Name:    Total Protein, Serum
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    < 60 years: 6.3 - 8.5 G/dL
 60+ years: 6.1 - 8.5
  Method:    Copper Tartrate; Colorimetric @540