Name: Albumin, Pleural Fluid
Test Name: Albumin, Pleural Fluid
Health Link Test Code: HCPLALB
LIS Test Code: PLALB
CPT Code(s): 82042
Methodology: Bromocresol Purple
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Pleural Fluid
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: Red top
Indicate source of pleural fluid.
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
2 1/2 months
Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf
Results are reported in g/dL.
This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.