Albumin, Body Fluid : 1002964

Test Code
FLALB or 1002964

CPT Codes
82042

Instructions
Body fluid in a container with no additives.Specify source of body fluid on requisition.

Transport Container
Body fluid should be centrifuged and aliquoted to separate from cells. Transport 2 mL body fluid. (Min. 0.5 mL)

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Acceptable for longer storage

Methodology
Colorimetric

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
None established
Physician must interpret results based upon origin of fluid and patient’s clinical condition.

Clinical Significance
Measurement of albumin in body fluids may provide useful information concerning membrane barrier integrity and may also aid in differentiating transudates and exudates.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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