Specimen Requirements

Title

PREALBUMIN

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 4 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2 days Setup Mon-Fri AM

Clinical Use

Assess protein nutritional status; evaluate total parenteral nutrition.

Test Code

PALBS