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223: Albumin Print View
Albumin SP  3.6 - 5.1  g/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

Serum albumin measurements are used in the monitoring and treatment of numerous diseases involving those related to nutrition and pathology particularly in the liver and kidney. Serum albumin is valuable when following response to therapy where improvement in the serum albumin level is the best sign of successful medical treatment. There may be a loss of albumin in the gastrointestinal tract, in the urine secondary to renal damage or direct loss of albumin through the skin. More than 50% of patients with gluten enteropathy have depressed albumin. The only cause of increased albumin is dehydration; there is no naturally occuring hyperalbuminemia.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82040

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST(R)) Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Anticoagulants other than heparin; Hemolysis






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