Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the evaluation of ascites.

Mnemonic

ALB-BF

Methodology

Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry/Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

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: 0.5 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: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Not established

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

82042

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050024 Albumin, Body Fluid 1747-5
0097114 SR Source 31208-2
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Aliases

  • ALB
Albumin, Body Fluid