Lab Test : Albumin

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Albumin
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:ALB
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.1mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes of collection.
Normal:
Birth-1 month: 3.6-5.4 g/dL
1 month-2 years: 4.0-5.0 g/dL
>2 years: 3.5-5.0 g/dL
Uses:Test used to monitor renal function, osmotic pressure regulation, liver function. A low level albumin is an indication of inadequate body protein reserves.
Limitations:N/A
Method:Polychromatic endpoint bromcresol purple
 

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