Sep 16, 2015




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Albumin (ALB) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Albumin

Test Name: Albumin

Health Link Test Code: ALB

LIS Test Code: ALB

CPT Code(s): 82040

Included In: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Methodology: Bromocresol Purple

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.3 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 1/2 months

Stability Refridgerated:

5 months

Stability Frozen:

3 months

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.1 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.



Age: g/dL
<1 year 2.8-5.4
1 year and up 3.5-5.0

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval