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Test Code V08 Veterinary Albumin

Additional Codes

MLAB: VETALB

Test Method

Bromcresol green timed endpoint; Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL plasma or serum is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin, green-top tube or a red-top tube. Plasma and serum gel tubes are acceptable. Refrigerate the specimen if unable to assay within 8 hours of collection.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Canine:* 2.7-4.0 g/dL

Feline:* 2.8-4.0 g/dL

Other: Reference values not established for veterinary samples.

 

*Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Reference Intervals. 6/15/2017