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Prealbumin

Prealbumin (XPRALB) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Prealbumin

Test Name: Prealbumin

Health Link Test Code: XPRALB

LIS Test Code: PREALB

CPT Code(s): 84134

Methodology: Immunoturbidimetry

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Stability Refridgerated:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

6 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport entire specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Interpretation:

Age mg/dL
0-14 days 2.0-12.0
15 days-1 year 5.0-24.0
1-4 years 12.0-23.0
5-12 years 14.0-26.0
13-15 years 18.0-31.0
16-18 years 17.0-35.0
19 years and up 17.8-36.4

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Additional Information:

This protein is also known as transthyretin.