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Albumin, Body Fluid
0050024
Ordering Recommendation

Aids in discriminating transudate from exudate in the evaluation of ascites.

Mnemonic
ALB-BF
Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry/Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Body fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.35 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated or grossly hemolyzed specimens. Needle sent with specimen. 
Remarks
Indicate source on the test request form. 
Stability
After separation from cellular material: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Not established
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82042
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050024Albumin Level Body Fluid1747-5
0097114SR Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • ALB