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Department: Biochemistry


Gel/clotted/lithium heparin (yellow/red/green top)

Add on requests are accepted


Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours



Part of liver function test profile.

Albumin is a negative acute phase protein and will be low in cirrhosis, chronic illness, nephrotic syndrome and post-surgery. Albumin is also used in calculation of adjusted calcium concentrations.

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (g/L)
< 30 days 30 - 45
< 16 years 30 - 50
> 16 years (adults) 35 - 50

Derived from Pathology Harmony 2011

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results



Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: Albumin - Lab Tests Online

See also: ALPGGTBilirubinALTCalcium

Content approved in Clinical Biochemists meeting 05.09.18