Prealbumin, Ridges, Southdale, Fairview Range, UMMC West, CSC and Grand Itasca


Sunquest Code:PREALB  
Epic Code:LAB115Epic Name:Prealbumin
Synonyms:TBPA; Thyroxine Binding Protein Prealbumin
Methodology:Nephelometric
CPT Code:84134
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 0.2 mL, 0.06 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Age mg/dL
0-1 y 7-25
2-10 y 12-33
11 y and older 15-45
 GICH: All ages 17-34 mg/dL  
Use:Assessment of nutritional status; evaluation of total parenteral nutrition.


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