Albumin, Pericardial Fluid

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL pericardial fluid (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Patient should fast overnight.

Methodology
Nephelometry

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Thursday

Turnaround Time5-9 days
Test CodeALPRC
CPT-4 Code (s)
82042
LOINC Codes
51693-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory