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.
Submit With Order
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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Aliases
  • Transthyretin