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