Albumin measured by colorimetric assay using the Roche 8000 - c702 analyser
Clinical details: 
Albumin is a small globular protein with a molecular mass of 66.3 kDa, which constitutes 55-65 % of total plasma protein. It maintains plasma oncotic pressure, and is also involved in the transport and storage of a wide variety of ligands and is a source of endogenous amino acids. Albumin binds and solubilises various compounds, e.g. bilirubin, calcium and long-chain fatty acids. It is capable of binding toxic heavy metal ions as well as numerous pharmaceuticals, which is the reason why lower albumin concentrations in blood have a significant effect on pharmacokinetics.
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Sample type and Volume required: 
Serum - 5ml clotted blood/SST tube
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Storage and transport: 
Clinical Biochemistry - Blood Sciences at King's College Hospital
020 3299 4126
King's College Hospital
Bessemer Wing
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
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Last updated: 16/05/2021