ALBUMIN

Mnemonic

ALB

Synonym

ALB - Albumin fraction of blood proteins - Serum Albumin - Plasma Albumin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube; also acceptable: Plasma, one 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Serum or plasma separated from cells before transport is preferred.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

UNSPUN SAMPLES: Ambient (15-25°C): 6 hours.    AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient : 1 week; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 month; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

3.5-5.0 g/dL

CPT Codes

82040

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:55 AM