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Test Code SQ ALB, EPIC LAB45 Albumin, Plasma

Methodology

Colorimetric (Brom Cresol Green [BCG])

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Avoid hemolysis.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Ambient OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

0-4 days: 2.8-4.4 g/dL

4-30 days: 3.0-4.5 g/dL

31 days-11 months: 3.4-4.2 g/dL

1-2 years: 3.4-4.2 g/dL

3-5 years: 3.5-5.1 g/dL

6-59 years: 3.6-5.4 g/dL

≥60 years: 3.4-5.2 g/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Plasma is stable at ambient temperature (15o C-25o C) for 2.5 months, refrigerated (2o C-8o C) for 5 months, or frozen (≤-15o C) for 4 months.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82040