Albumin and Total Protein Panel : 1003194

Test Code
ALBTP or 1003194

Alias/See Also
albumin, total protein, calculated globulin, A/G ratio

CPT Codes
84155, 82040

Includes
Panel includes: albumin, total protein, calculated globulin, and A/G ratio.

Instructions
Serum separator tube (gold top preferred), plain red top tube, or green top plasma separator tube (lithium heparin).

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube or plasma separator tube and transport; if a plain red top tube, centrifuge and aliquot serum (Min. 0.2 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Acceptable for longer storage

Methodology
Colorimetric

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
Total Protein: 5.7-8.2 g/dL
Albumin: 3.6-5.1 g/dL
Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9-2.5 ratio
Globulin Calculated: 2.0-3.8 g/L

Clinical Significance
Albumin is useful for assessing nutritional status. Total protein is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases involving the liver, kidney, or bone marrow, as well as other metabolic or nutritional disorders.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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