|Description||Prealbumin is used as an indicator of nutritional status.|
|Indication||In the absence of an acute phase response prealbumin is an indicator of nutritional status - as a marker of protein deficiency.|
|Additional Info||Prealbumin is also known as transthyretin.|
|Interpretation||Decreased in acute phase response, renal and hepatic disease and poor nutritional status. May also be decreased in thyrotoxicosis, amyloidosis, hyper-estrogenism and after IV fluids.
Increased in alcoholism, steroid use, pregnancy and Hodgkin's.|
|Collection Conditions||No restrictions|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||0.20 - 0.50|
|Ref. Range (Female)||0.1 - 0.4|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 08/10/2015 11:44:55. Published By BD on 08/10/2014 11:44:55.