FALUF - Specimen: Albumin, Body Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FALUF    
Albumin, Body Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Body Fluid

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collect 1 mL body fluid, centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Send frozen in a plastic container.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.35 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild reject; Gross reject


Warm reject; Cold OK






Needle sent with specimen

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Body FluidFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 8 days
 Ambient 8 hours