May be helpful as an indicator of malnutrition, acute and chronic hepatic disease, advanced chronic renal insufficiency, or cystic fibrosis. Assess nephrotic syndrome and protein-losing enteropathy.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050467||Retinol Binding Protein||1836-6|
- Retinol Binding Protein