Sign in →

Test Code PROTEIN and ALB Globulin

Important Note

Dark Green/Sodium Heparin and Lt. Green/ Li Heparin microtainers are not acceptable.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.5 mL

 

Note:  See Protein (Serum) and Albumin. This is a calculated value based on the serum protein and albumin values.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Incorrect specimen type (no plasma), Age of specimen.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection:  Spin blood, refrigerate serum or plasma. Place specimen into bag, then into another bag with ice for transport.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum RT

4 H

Serum 2-8oC

 3 D

Serum -20oC or -70oC

180  D

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

 

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

Refer to Protein (serum) and Albumin.

Methodology

Method:  Colorimetric by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume:  0.03 mL + 0.03 mL dead space

CPT Codes

84155

82040