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Test Code ALB Albumin, LAB45

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain, red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of plasma or serum.

Stability: 3 days at 4°C or frozen at -20°C for 6 months or at -70°C indefinitely

Reference Values

3.4-5.0 g/dL

Useful For

Measurements of albumin are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases involving primarily the liver or kidneys.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Polychromatic through the use of Bromcresol Purple

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82040