Albumin

CPT Code

82040

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 2.5 months; 2-8°C, 5 months; -20°C, 3 months

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

The test measures the total amount of the albumin in the blood. Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver and then enters the bloodstream where it is carried to other parts of the body. Albumin’s biological functions are to keep fluid from leaking out of the blood and to carry substances like hormones, enzymes, and vitamins in the body.