Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL
Monday - Saturday
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.