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Prealbumin, Serum / Plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code PAB
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Method Rate nephlometry
Container type Gold top preferred, Light green top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum or plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Lipemic samples
Processing notes Refrigerate
Units mg/dL
Normal range 20-37 mg/dL
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information Lipemia interferes with the assay. Newborn infants may have levels as low as 2 mg/dL.
CPT coding 84134
LOINC code 46130-1
Last Updated 6/21/2016 14:23:50
Entry Number 777
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