Test Code: 4847
CPT Code(s): 84134
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
Supply: T01 - 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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