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Retinol Binding Protein
0050467
Ordering Recommendation

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.

Mnemonic
RBP
Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
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
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
3.0-6.0 mg/dL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83883
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050467Retinol Binding Protein1836-6
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Aliases
  • RBP
  • Retinol Binding Protein