PREALBUMIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: heparin (sodium or lithium)

Methodology
Nephelometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
20-40 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodePALB
CPT-4 Code (s)
84134
LOINC Codes
14338-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory