Albumin by Nephelometry
0050671
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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