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Albumin by Nephelometry
0050671
Ordering Recommendation

May assist in assessing nutritional status or in indicating a possible chronic process.

Mnemonic
ALB N
Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry
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
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated or hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 year (if frozen within 24 hours) 
Reference Interval
3500-5200 mg/dL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82040
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050671Albumin by Nephelometry1751-7
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Aliases
  • ALB
  • serum albumin