Pathology Handbook

Albumin

Synonyms

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Clinical Indications

Low albumin levels (usually less than 25g/L) may be associated with oedema. High concentrations are rare and usually iatrogenic.

Part of Profile

Liver Function Test, Bone.

Request Form

Request on ICE

Availability

On request

Specific Criteria

None

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Serum in gold-top vacutainer

Volume

2 ml

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Stasis during venepuncture will falsely elevate results.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample; not meeting specific criteria for analysis

Reference Range

Adult: 35 - 50 g/L.