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Albumin, fluid

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB177

 

Methodology: 

Colorimetric

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Body Fluid in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
1.0 mL Body Fluid in a Fluid Container

Notes:

This assay is only available on Peritoneal and Pleural Fluid.

 

Reference Interval: 

1. Peritoneal: Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient (SAAG) ≥ 1.1 g/dL is consistent with portal hypertension

2. Pleural: Serum Effusion Albumin Gradient (SEAG) > 1.2 g/dL is consistent with a transudative process

CPT Code(s): 

82042

Last Changed: 

7/2/2018 2:11 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/31/2017 2:48 PM