Test directory: Albumin

Ordering Code107
Test NameAlbumin
AliasAlb
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Lithium Heparin (Green),
Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2.5 Months
Refrigerated: 5 Months
Frozen: 4 Months
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyColorimetric - Bromcresol Green

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
AlbuminALL3.5-5.23.5-5.2gm/dL
GlobulinALL2.1-3.72.1-3.7gm/dL
Albumin/Globulin RatioALL1.0-2.21.0-2.2