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Test Code:
PREALB

Order Name:
Pre-albumin **

 
Useful For:
Assessing nutritional status, especially in monitoring the response to nutritional support in the acutely ill patient.
 
Methodology:
NEPH (Nephelometry)
 
AliasesName:
PAB (Prealbumin)
TBPA
Transthyretin
 
 
 
 
Test Code:
PREALB

Order Name:
Pre-albumin **

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain blood (Red top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 1-2 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic tube
 
 
 
Test Code:
PREALB

Order Name:
Pre-albumin **

 
Schedule:
N/A **Sent Out to Ramathibodi
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to reported within 3 days
(exception for official holidays)
 
Performing Location:
Ramathibodi
Referral Lab Services, Laboratory Department 14160-2
 
 
 
Test Code:
PREALB

Order Name:
Pre-albumin **

 
 
Clinical Information:
Prealbumin is synthesized in the liver and acts as a binding protein for thyroxine and retinol-binding protein.
The serum concentration of prealbumin reflects the synthesis capacity of the liver and is markedly diminished in malnutrition and other conditions.
Due to its short half-life of approximately 2 days, prealbumin can be used for monitoring the nutritional status and efficacy of parenteral nutrition.
 
Reference Value:
20 - 40 mg/ml.
 
Interpretation:
Clinical correlation recommended with patient status and other nutritional markers.
 
Clinical Reference:
1. Ramathibodi Laboratory Guide book 2560-2562
2. www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 20 May 2020)