Nov 21, 2017




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Albumin, Pleural Fluid

Albumin, Pleural Fluid (HCPLALB) Chemistry Lab Test

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

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of pleural fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 1/2 months

Stability Refridgerated:

5 months

Stability Frozen:

3 months

Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

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.

Additional Information:

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.