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PREALBUMIN BLOOD (PAL)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): PAB, PAL
CPT Codes: 84134
Methodology: Turbidimetric Immunoassay
Reference Range: CALIPER 0-<15days: 2-12 mg/dL , 15days-<1yr: 5-24 , 1-<5yrs: 12-23 , 5-<13yrs: 14-26 , 13-<16yrs: 18-31 , 16-<19yrs: 17-35 , Abott 19yrs-<60yrs: 16-45, 60-150yrs: 14-42 (Pediatric Reference Ranges only verified for serum, see CALIPER Study at CaliperDatabase.com)
Tube Type: Red top tube - 5 mL
Specimen: Serum
Pediatric Requirements: 2 microtainers
Volume: 2 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Stability: <3 days @ 2-8 degrees C
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous

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