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Albumin concentrations are determined by a direct method using a buffered solution of bromocresol green as the dye indicator

Test Utility

Used for the diagnosis of several conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, infections, burns and cancers.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum or heparinized plasma sample in the following tubes:

  • Preferred Specimen: One Gold-top SST tube. (Minimum Whole Blood: 4.0 mL)

  • Also acceptable: One Lithium Heparin tube (Minimum Whole Blood: 3.0 mL)

Specimen Storage and Stability

Sample should be centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes within 1 hour of collection, and serum/plasma separated as soon as possible.

Serum Specimens:

  • Room Temperature (20–26°C): 1 week

  • Refrigerated (2–8°C): 30 days

  • Frozen (-20°C or below): Not indicated

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Sunday, 16 hours a day 

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory 

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory  

1307- A, Allen Dr Troy, MI 48083 

(248) 846-0663

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