Prealbumin

Test ID: 

703091

CPT code:

84134

Synonyms:

•Transthyretin

Clinical Use:

Evaluate protein malnutrition, total parenteral nutrition, and liver dysfunction. Values are decreased in inflammatory processes, malignancy, protein malnutrition, and protein wasting diseases of the gut or kidney. Values are increased in Hodgkin’s disease.

Additional Information:

Prealbumin is functional in transporting T4 and T3. It is a negative acute phase reactant and has a molecular mass of 54,000.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL (adult), 0.1 mL (pediatric)

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

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