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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82040

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050671 Albumin by Nephelometry 1751-7
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Aliases
  • ALB
  • serum albumin
Albumin by Nephelometry