Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PREALBUMIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2895         Geisinger Epic ID: 6936

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 6 months. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
18-45 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
84134
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
Transthyretin, prealbumin
PAB, PREALB
Clinical significance:
Prealbumin is decreased in protein-calorie malnutrition, liver disease, and acute inflammation. It may be used as an indicator of nutritional requirements and response to therapy during total parenteral nutrition and as a biochemical marker of nutritional adequacy in premature infants.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 01/09/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? No
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