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ID:756 Prealbumbin
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DescriptionPrealbumin is used as an indicator of nutritional status.
IndicationIn the absence of an acute phase response prealbumin is an indicator of nutritional status - as a marker of protein deficiency.
Additional InfoPrealbumin is also known as transthyretin.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationDecreased 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.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
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Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol1 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 TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : . Review due on 08/10/2015 11:44:55. Published By BD on 08/10/2014 11:44:55.