Albumin-17

Test info

  
Albumin
  
17
  
82040.0
  
ALB
  

Assessing nutritional status

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
Serum
  

Dk green:

Immediately following collection, mix by inverting 5 - 10 times to prevent clotting

Gold:

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inversion, 5 times

  

Dk green:

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as Na hep plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection

Gold:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin
  

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Refrigerated

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Bromcresol Green - Photometric

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

0 - 4 days:   2.8 - 4.4 g/dL
4d - 14 yrs:  3.8 - 5.4 g/dL
14 - 18 yrs:  3.2 - 4.5 g/dL
18 - 60 yrs:  3.5 - 5.2 g/dL
60 - 90 yrs:  3.2 - 4.6 g/dL
>90 yrs:       2.9 - 4.5 g/dL

Billing

  
82040

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
02/07/2022
  
11/09/2021