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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.



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum RT

4 H

Serum 2-8oC

 3 D

Serum -20oC or -70oC

180  D



STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    



Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617



Reference Range

Refer to Protein (serum) and Albumin.


Method:  Colorimetric by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume:  0.03 mL + 0.03 mL dead space

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