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ALBUMIN, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF ALB

Synonym

Body Fluid Albumin - BF Albumin

Guidelines

CSF is not an appropriate specimen for this test. For CSF order ALBUMIN, CSF (CSF ALB).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body Fluid, collect in a sterile container

Handling

Keep refrigerated after collection. Identify body fluid type on the requisition or order.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Nephelometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

No reference ranges established.

CPT Codes

82042

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:29 AM


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