PREALBUMIN

Mnemonic

PREALB

Synonym

Prealb - PAB - Transthyretin - Thyroxine-binding prealbumin [TBPA]

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL red (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or highly lipemic specimens. Plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Immunoturbidimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

ADULT: 20-40 mg/dL

CPT Codes

84134

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:25 AM