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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Albumin

Test Name

Albumin

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Fasting Specimen Preferred. Serum or heparinized plasma samples collected with or without gel separator.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Albumin is stable at room temperature for 1 week, refrigerated 1 month and frozen at -15°C to -20°C for 6 months.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Special Instructions / Sample Rejection Criteria: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Avoid Hemolysis and/or Non sufficient Quantity (Not Sufficient Quantity)

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Adult: 35 - 50 g/L

Pediatric: 0 - Day 1 (23-37 g/L)

Test Code

ALB

Methodology

Spectrophotometric (BCG, Colorimetry)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information