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Test Code:
ALB

Order Name:
Albumin

 
Useful For:
Plasma or serum levels of albumin are frequently used to assess nutritional status
 
Methodology:
Bromcresol Purple
 
 
 
Test Code:
ALB

Order Name:
Albumin

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain blood (Red top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 0.5 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: 4+ reject

 
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 7 days
Frozen, -20oC 3 months

 
 
 
 
Test Code:
ALB

Order Name:
Albumin

 
Method detail:
Bromcresol Purple
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1.5 hours (90 mins)
 
Performing Location:
Chemistry, Laboratory Department Tel. 13224
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
ALB

Order Name:
Albumin

 
 
Clinical Information:
Albumin is the major serum protein in normal individuals. Elevated serum albumin levels are usually the result of dehydration. Decreased albumin levels are found in a wide variety of conditions, including kidney disease, liver disease, malabsorption, malnutrition, severe burns, infections, and cancer.
 
Reference Value:
3.5 – 5.0 g/dL
 
Interpretation:
Hyperalbuminemia is of little diagnostic significance except in the case of dehydration. When plasma or serum albumin values fall below 2.0 g/dL, edema is usually present.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Manufacturer’s reagent package insert, Architect® Albumin BCP, ABBOTT Laboratories, Abbot Park IL 60064 USA, October 2015.
  2. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 01 Jan 2019)