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Albumin, Plasma / Serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code ALB
Test group Albumin
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Spectrophotometric (bromcresol purple)
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
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Sample type Plasma or serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL plasma or serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL plasma or serum
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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

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 7/24/2015 8:49:05 AM
Entry Number 16
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