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Albumin, Serum / Plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code ALB
Test group Albumin
Performed by Parnassus & Mt. Zion Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Spectrophotometric (bromcresol purple)
Container type Gold top or Light Green top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood Click here for Microdetermination info
Sample type Serum, or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum or plasma Click here for Microdetermination info
Units g/dL
Normal range
0-7 days 1.9-4.0 g/dL
8 days – 11 months 2.7-4.8 g/dL
1 year – 17 years 3.1-4.8 g/dL
≥18 years 3.5-4.8 g/dL


Note:
1. Normal range for infants 0-7 day old adopted from "Pediatric Reference Ranges", 6th edition, AACC Press, 2007, method 4 Bromcresol purple (BCP)
2. Normal range for children 8 days to less than 18 years old adopted from Beckman Coulter's "Pediatric Reference Range Guidelines for Synchron Systems" Bulletin 9345
3. Normal range for adults was determined by testing 271 male and female healthy blood donors at UCSF.
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 days, frozen at -20C 1 week
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information Also part of Protein Electrophoresis.
CPT coding 82040
LOINC code 1751-7
Last Updated 10/10/2014 9:53:22 AM
Entry Number 16
Lab Procedure Link Click here for Procedure
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