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Test Code ALBFL Albumin, Body Fluid

Additional Codes

ALAB: YFALUF
Powerchart: Albumin Body Fluid
MA Cerner: Fluid Albumin Level


Ordering Guidance


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)

-Drain fluid (drainage, JP drain)

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.


Secondary ID

60622

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross Icterus Reject
Anticoagulant or additive Breast milk Nasal secretions Gastric secretions Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial washings Colostomy/ostomy Feces Urine Saliva Sputum Vitreous fluid Reject

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

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 US 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