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Test Code ALBFL* Albumin, Body Fluid

Important Note

*This test is orderable in Cerner


Advisory Information


For cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens, order ALBSF / Albumin, Spinal Fluid. Testing will be changed to ALBSF if this test is ordered on that specimen type.



Necessary Information


1. Date and time of collection are required.

2. Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Specimen Type: Body fluid

Preferred Source:

-Peritoneal fluid (peritoneal, abdominal, ascites, paracentesis)

-Pleural fluid (pleural, chest, thoracentesis)

Acceptable Source: Write in source name with source location (if appropriate)

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge to remove any cellular material and transfer into a plastic vial.

2. Indicate the specimen source and source location on label.


Useful For

Aiding in identifying the cause of ascites

 

Aiding in differentiating exudative and transudative pleural effusions

Method Name

Colorimetric

Reporting Name

Albumin, BF

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Body Fluid Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82042

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ALBFL Albumin, BF 1747-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ALBF Albumin BF 1747-5
797FL Fluid Type, Albumin 14725-6