Evaluate serum proteins, nutritional status, liver function test, establish the diagnosis of hypoproteinemia and hyperproteinemia.
1-11 years: 5.8-8.0 g/dL (58-80 g/L), 12-150 years: 6.0-8.3 g/dL (60-83 g/L).
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
There is a potential interference in results for patients receiving dextran as a blood volume expander. Results from plasma may be up to 0.4 mg/dL higher than those from serum due to fibrinogen in the sample.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hours
Soft Order Code
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
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Offsite Collection Instructions
Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
0.5 mL serum
0.25 mL serum