ALBUMIN, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BFALB

Synonym

Body Fluid Albumin - BF Albumin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid, collect in a sterile container

Handling

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

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C).

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Chemical

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

No reference ranges established.

CPT Codes

82042

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