Prealbumin

Supply #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 4847

CPT Code(s): 84134

Methodology: Nepholometry

Clinical Significance: Prealbumin is decreased in protein-calorie malnutrition, liver disease, and acute inflammation. It may be used as an indicator of nutritional requirements and response to therapy during total parenteral nutrition and as a biochemical marker of nutritional adequacy in premature infants.

Alternative Name(s): Transthyretin, Thryoxine Binding Preablumin

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 2mL - separated from cells within 1 hour of collection

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: SEPARATE FROM CELLS WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COLLECTION

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis or hyperlipemic

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