Prealbumin


Sunquest Code:PREALB  
Epic Code:LAB115Epic Name:Prealbumin
Synonyms:TBPA; Thyroxine Binding Prealbumin; Transthyretin
Methodology:Rate nephelometry
CPT Code:84134
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

Age

mg/dL

0-1 y

7-25

2-10 y

12-33

11 y and older

15-45

 

 

Use:Assessment of nutritional status; evaluation of total parenteral nutrition.


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