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Test Code 9541 Albumin, Pleural Fluid

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Colorimetric (Bromocresol Green)

Literature Reference:

Package insert: Alb2 reagent. Roche Corporation, 3/2015.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Pleural fluid

Container/Tube: See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines under Special Instructions.

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

 

Additional Information: Indicate pleural fluid on specimen container and request form.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory
Routine: 2 to 4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

No established reference intervals

Results are reported in g/dL.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82042

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

Not established; performed upon receipt

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Chemistry. If specimen is received in a VACUTAINER, check procedure to confirm suitability. Centrifuge upon receipt. Apply blue tape to the specimen aliquot tube. Deliver to the Roche Cobas in Chemistry. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 30 days.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Albumin, Pleural Fluid 1748-3