Test Overview
Test Methodology

Colorimetric (Bromocresol Green)

Test Usage

Nutritional status, blood oncotic pressure

Reference Range *

1-11 years: 3.2 - 5.2 g/dL, 12-150 years: 3.5 - 4.9 g/dL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
ALB
MiChart Code
Albumin
Synonyms
  • Alb
  • ALBUMIN LEVEL
  • ALBUMIN
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top or Green top (sodium or lithium heparin) tube. [rev 11/09]
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
82040
Fee Code
20520
LOINC
61151-7
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