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Specimen Requirements

Title

ALBUMIN

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 7 days; Refrigerated: 30 days

Reference Range

By report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Serum albumin measurements are used in the diagnosis of numerous diseases. Elevated serum albumin levels are usually the result of dehydration.

Test Code

ALB

Holiday Information

Garcia Lab will be closed Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular schedule on Friday.

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