Albumin, pericardial, peritoneal or pleural fluid-950

Test info

  
Albumin, pericardial, peritoneal or pleural fluid
  
950
  
82042.0
  
ALF
  

Peritoneal: 

SAAG (Serum-Ascites albumin gradient) ≥ 1/1 g/dL indicates portal hypertension  

Pleural: 

SEAG (Serum-effusion albumin gradient) > 1.2 g/dL is consistent with a transudative process and may be more accurate in patients receiving diuretic therapy. 

Specimen

  
Fluid - pericardial, peritoneal or pleural
  

Sterile container

  

 

  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin and separate:

  1. Centrifuge 5-10 minutes to remove cellular material.
  2. Transfer supernatant to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)
  3. Refrigerate
  
  • Indicate source of fluid on container and order
  

Refrigerated - 5 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • 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

  

Undefined

Billing

  
82042

Tracking

  
12/30/2004
  
02/03/2021
  
02/07/2020