Prealbumin, Serum
0050435
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PREALB
Methodology
Immunoturbidimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Fasting specimen preferred.  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
0-30 days 7.0-39.0 mg/dL
1 month-5 months 8.3-34.0 mg/dL
6 months-6 years 11.0-23.0 mg/dL
7-9 years 14.3-34.5 mg/dL
10-11 years 15.8-40.2 mg/dL
12-13 years 17.8-36.8 mg/dL
14-15 years 19.1-37.6 mg/dL
16-17 years 19.6-42.8 mg/dL
18 years and older 20.0-40.0 mg/dL
Interpretive Data
Note
This protein is also known as transthyretin.
CPT Code(s)
84134
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050435Prealbumin
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Cross References
  • Transthyretin