Pre-Albumin

CPT Code

84134

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

2-8°C, 3 days; -20°C, 6 months

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Prealbumin, also called transthyretin, is one of the major proteins in the blood and is produced primarily by the liver. Its functions are to carry thyroxine (the main thyroid hormone) and vitamin A throughout the body.