Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Prealbumin
Soft Order Code
PAB

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Albumin, Pre
PAB
Prealbumin
Thyroxine-Binding Prealbumin
Transthyretin

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Test Usage

Decreases in prealbumin may aid in detection of protein calorie malnutrition (PCM), in monitoring protein repletion; decreased PAB may also indicate liver dysfunction or acute inflammation.

Reference Range

17-42 mg/dL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 72 hours or freeze for longer storage.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
84134
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
14338-8

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.