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Test Code ALB ALBUMIN, SERUM

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID ALB
EPIC LAB45

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Assessing hypoalbuminemia

Method Name

Colorimetric

Reference Values

3.2-5.2 g/dL

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 Day

Specimen Type

Submit one of the following:

~ Plasma

~ Serum

Preferred Container

Plasma Separator Tube (PST) 

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Plasma: 1 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST))

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Plasma: 0.3 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST))

Serum: 0.3 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Plasma

Frozen: 4 Months

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 4 Months

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

82040 Albumin, Serum, Plasma, or Whole Blood  

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

Orange Top Tube (Rapid clot serum)

LOINC Code Information

1751-7

Keywords

ALBUMIN

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories