Albumin

Alphabetical Test listing

Albumin-17

  
Albumin
  
17
  
82040.0
  
ALB
  

Assessing nutritional status

  
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)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Bromcresol Green - Photometric

  

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

  
82040
  
11/30/2001
  
02/07/2022
  
11/09/2021