Adult CSF total protein: Higher upper reference limits should be considered worldwide. A web-based survey.

Affiliation

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The cerebrospinal fluid total protein level (CSF-TP) is commonly used as a potential marker of infectious or immune disease of the CNS and PNS. Recent laboratory reference studies indicate that the antiquated single upper reference limit of 0.45 g/L commonly used by hospital laboratories and widely quoted in medical literature is a significant underestimation.

Keywords

Albuminocytologic dissociation,CIDP,Cerebrospinal fluid,Neuroimmunology,