Albumin

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB45
  • Soft Test Code:
  • ALB
Alternate Names
  • ALB

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Plasma in a PST Mint Green Top Tube - Li Heparin (preferred)
or 
1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube 

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
or 
1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
or 
1.0 mL Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial 
This alternative specimen is only an option at the PHH, PLH, PNH, PVH, and PWH
or 
1.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Li Heparin in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

7 days Refrigerated

72 hours unspun

Collection Instructions

Avoid Hemolysis

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Pediatric: 
1 day to 1 year: 2.1 - 3.6 g/dL
1 year to 4 years: 2.9 - 4.2 g/dL
4 years to 7 years: 3.0 - 5.2 g/dL
7 years to 20 years: 3.2 - 5.6 g/dL

Adult: 
>20 years: 3.4 - 5.0 g/dL


Methodology:
  • Colorimetric

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Cancer Institute
  • Parkview DeKalb Hospital
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01429463


CPT Coding

82040