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Prealbumin

Prealbumin is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Transthyretin.

Common Use:
To assess nutritional status and evaluate liver function toward diagnosing disorders such as malnutrition and chronic kidney disease.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Nephelometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 10)
Newborn–1 mo7–39 mg/dL70–390 mg/L
1–6 mo8–34 mg/dL80–340 mg/L
6 mo–4 yr2–36 mg/dL20–360 mg/L
5–6 yr12–30 mg/dL120–300 mg/L
7 yr–adult/older adult12–42 mg/dL120–420 mg/L

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Citation

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/all/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/all/Prealbumin. Accessed April 24, 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/all/Prealbumin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prealbumin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425191/all/Prealbumin.
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