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Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

ALBUMIN, FLUID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FALB (specify fluid type)

Synonyms:

Fluid Albumin

CPT Codes:

82042 – Albumin; urine or other source, quantitative, each specimen

Test Includes:

Albumin level in g/dL

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for the evaluation of nutritional status and renal disease.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Specify fluid

Container:

Green-top (Li Heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL fluid

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL fluid, spun

Collection:

Dependant on fluid type

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Stool; viscous or highly colored fluids are unacceptable; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference ranges available

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Bromocresol Purple

References:

ALB Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet, PN 717013.001-US Date of Issue: 2008-02-12, Rev

ALB Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet, PN 717013.001-US Date of Issue: 2008-02-12, Rev K

Clinical Significance, Dade Behring Inc., Glasgow Business Community, Mailbox 531, P.O. Box 6101, Newark, Delaware 19714

Biorad Liquichek Unassayed Chemistry Control Product Insert (10/2005) Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618



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