ALB - Albumin fraction of blood proteins - Serum Albumin - Plasma Albumin
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube; also acceptable: Plasma, one 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Serum or plasma separated from cells before transport is preferred.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
UNSPUN SAMPLES: Ambient (15-25°C): 6 hours. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient : 1 week; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 month; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:55 AM