Albumin

Code

0155

Principle

Albumin is the most abundant protein in human serum/plasma.Elevated serum albumin levels are usually the result of dehydration.Decreased albumin levels are found in a wide variety of conditions,including kidney disease, liver disease, malabsorption, malnutrition,severe burns, infections, and cancer.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Bromcresol Green

Limitations

For accurate results, serum  specimens should be free of fibrin, red blood cells, and other particulate matter. Serum specimens from patients receiving anticoagulant or thrombolytic therapy may contain fibrin due to incomplete clot formation and this may cause erroneous results.