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To assess nutritional status and evaluate liver function toward diagnosing disorders such as malnutrition and chronic kidney disease.
There are no fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. The patient may be instructed to fast prior to the test; protocols vary among facilities.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 10)|
|Newborn–1 mo||7–39 mg/dL||70–390 mg/L|
|1–6 mo||8–34 mg/dL||80–340 mg/L|
|6 mo–4 yr||11–23 mg/dL||110–230 mg/L|
|5–15 yr||14–35 mg/dL||140–350 mg/L|
|16–17 yr||20–43 mg/dL||20–43 mg/L|
|Adult/older adult||20–42 mg/dL||200–420 mg/L|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Prealbumin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425191/1/Prealbumin.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prealbumin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425191/1/Prealbumin. Accessed November 15, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Prealbumin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425191/1/Prealbumin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prealbumin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425191/1/Prealbumin.
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