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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83883

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050467 Retinol Binding Protein 1836-6
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Aliases
  • RBP
  • Retinol Binding Protein
Retinol Binding Protein