Laboratory Services

Albumin

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Albumin
Synonym(s)
ALB
Test ID
ALB
General Information
Useful in the evaluation of nutritional status, blood oncotic pressure and in the evaluation of renal disease with proteinuria and other chronic diseases.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
Specimen Requirements
SST
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
SST - Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Additional Processing Details
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Stability
2.5 months at 20-25˚C
5 months at 4-8 ˚C
4 months at -20 ˚C
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Citrate, oxalate, or fluoride plasma specimens; gross hemolysis; lipemia; improper labeling
Methodology
Colorimetric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
82040
Minimum Sample Volume
500 uL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range

0-4 days: 2.8-4.4 g/dL

4 days-14 years: 3.8-5.4 g/dL

14-18 years: 3.8-5.4 g/dL

Adult: 3.5-5.2 g/dL

Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
1751-7