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7464 Prealbumin

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days, Ambient
2 Months, Frozen
14 Days, Refrigerated
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Nephelometry

Schedule

Monday - Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Prealbumin is decreased in protein-calorie malnutrition, liver disease 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.

CPT Codes

84134

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