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Prealbumin Blood Test

Transthyretin

Test Code: 016931
Specimen Type: Blood
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Description:

Prealbumin Blood Test (Labcorp)

This test measures Prealbumin levels in the blood.  Prealbumin is a protein produced primarily by the liver.  It's primary function is to carry Thyroxine (T4) and Vitamin A throughout the body.  Low prealbumin levels are sometimes seen in cases of malnutrition, chronic illness, inflammation, hyperthyroidism, liver disease, infection or digestive disorders.

Prealbumin is sometimes ordered when a person is showing signs of malnutrition.  It may be ordered along with a C-Reactive Protein test to screen for inflammation.  It is recommended to check with a doctor to determine if this test is medically relevant before ordering. 

Turnaround time for the Prealbumin test is typically 1-2 business days.

Where can I find a Prealbumin test near me?

Check our lab finder to locate a collection site in your area.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Prealbumin blood test for nutrition has no fasting requirements.

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Prealbumin Blood Test

Transthyretin

Test Code: 4847
Specimen Type: Blood
Prealbumin Blood Test Online

Description:

Prealbumin Blood Test (Quest)

This test measures Prealbumin levels in the blood.  Prealbumin is a protein produced primarily by the liver.  It's primary function is to carry Thyroxine (T4) and Vitamin A throughout the body.  Low prealbumin levels are sometimes seen in cases of malnutrition, chronic illness, inflammation, hyperthyroidism, liver disease, infection or digestive disorders.

Prealbumin is sometimes ordered when a person is showing signs of malnutrition.  It may be ordered along with a C-Reactive Protein test to screen for inflammation.  It is recommended to check with a doctor to determine if this test is medically relevant before ordering. 

Turnaround time for the Prealbumin test is typically 1-2 business days.

Where can I find a Prealbumin test near me?

Check our lab finder to locate a collection site in your area.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Prealbumin blood test for nutrition has no fasting requirements.

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