Item Value
Test name Protein, Total, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
Normal range
< 1 year 4.3 – 7.2 g/dL
1 year - 2 years 5.2- 7.7 g/dL
3 years - 5 years 5.6 - 8.0 g/dL
6 years- 9 years 6.5 - 8.6 g/dL
≥ 10 years 6.0- 8.4 g/dL


Normal ranges for children less than 10 years old adopted from Beckman Coulter's "Pediatric Reference Range Guidelines for Synchron Systems" Bulletin 9345 with the upper limits of normal adjusted for plasma specimens.

Normal range for adults: low end of 6.0 determined by testing 271 normal male and female UCSF blood donors and referenced by Beckman as the low end of adult recumbent patients. High end of 8.4 based on the Beckman Synchron upper limit of normal adjusted for plasma specimens.

Adult range used for children 10-18 years old. Adult range comparable to Beckman's range for age group 10-19 years (Bulletin 9345).
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
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Sample type Plasma or serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667