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Test Code ALB Albumin

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

EDTA or heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2.5 months

Refrigerated: 6 days on gel

Frozen: 4 months

 

Reasons for Rejection

Serum/plasma not separated from cells within 6 hours of collection

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours for routine, 1 hour for stats

Reference Ranges

 

ALBUMIN (ALB)
Age Males Females Units
0  -  3 days 2.8  -  4.4 2.8  -  4.4 gm/dL
4 days  -  13 years 3.8  -  5.4 3.8  -  5.4 gm/dL
14  -  17 years 3.2  - 4.5 3.2  - 4.5 gm/dL
18 years + 3.4  -  4.8 3.4  -  4.8 gm/dL

Units of Measure

gm/dL

CPT Code

82040

LOINC Code

61151-7

EMR Interface Order Code

03125