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Transfusion Medicine

  • ​Approved indications:
    • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
    • Large volume paracentesis (greater than 5 litres removed, non-malignant ascites)
    • Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)
    • Replacement in Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE), except in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP)
  • Other/extenuating clinical situations: as approved by the Medical Director
  • No evidence of benefit for:
    • Malignant ascites (post-paracentesis)
    • Resuscitation
    • Severe burns
    • Hypoalbuminemia
    • Hypotension in dialysis
    • Heart surgery
    • Acute lung injury
​Resource Information

​Product Monographs:

Product Information:

Size/Volume Available
  • 5%, 50 mL (2.5 g)
  • 5%, 250 mL (12.5 g)
  • 5%, 500 mL (25 g)
  • 25%, 50 mL (12.5 g)
  • 25%, 100 mL (25 g)
​Product Size
5%, 50 mL​​Yes​No​No​No

Contact your site Laboratory​​
​5%, 250 mL
​5%, 500 mL
​25%, 50 mL
​25%, 100 mL
Pretransfusion Testing Requirements
  • ​None required
Forms Required



  • Contact your site Laboratory
  • Order must include the albumin concentration (5% or 25%) and volume (mL) 
  • ​A Transfusion Medicine/Canadian Blood Services chart report is NOT required for product infusion
  • Albumin must be returned to the Transfusion Medicine Laboratory within 24 hours from the time of issue. Product return time will be indicated on the yellow Product Return Label located on the box of albumin
  • ​Administration information can be found in the Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Ensure that the correct albumin concentration is requested, since administering 25% albumin in error (instead of 5% albumin) could result in circulatory overload and significant patient harm 
  • Contains human protein; informed patient consent required for this product


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-48 v5

Last Modified: Monday, October 28, 2019 |
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