Albumin

Cleveland HeartLab A, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES
CPT: 82040
Order Code: C109
ABN Requirement:  No
Synonym: Alb
Specimen: Serum
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 10 weeks
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 months
Frozen (-20°C): 4 months
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 4 months

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Colorimetric Assay

Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days

Reference Range:

Age Reference Range
g/dL
All Ages 3.5 – 5.5

Intended Use: An albumin test may be ordered, along with other tests, to evaluate individuals at risk for kidney disease or liver disease. The test is also used for the evaluation of nutritional status and blood oncotic pressure.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.