44470:PREALBUMIN

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44470:PREALBUMIN
Alias Names: Alb
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 84134
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen at ≤ -20° C if frozen within 24 hours of collection.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Measurement of prealbumin levels in serum may aid in assessment of the patient’s nutritional status.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis.

Reference Range:
21-40 mg/dL