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Albumin

Alias: ALB

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Hypoalbuminaemia may occur due to a variety of illnesses, such as hepatic disease, dietary influences, tissue damage due to burns or inflammation and proteinuria due to nephrotic syndrome. Hyperalbuminaemia is of little diagnostic significance except in cases of severe dehydration and malnutrition.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Liver function
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4mls or 1x paediatric tube
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR For Males and Females - 0 to < 15 days - 28 – 41 - g/L
RR For Males and Females - 15 days to < 1 year - 25 – 46 - g/L
RR For Males and Females - 1yr to <8yrs - 35 – 45 - g/L
RR For Males and Females - 8yrs to <15yrs - 37 – 47 - g/L
RR for Female -15yrs to <19yrs - 35 - 49 - g/L
RR for Male -15yrs to <19yrs - 38 – 50 -g/L
RR For Males and Females - 19yrs & above - 35 - 50 - g/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024