PREALBUMIN

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Prealbumin is synthesized in the liver. It can binds and transports about 10% of the serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine, and plays a major part in metabolizing vitamin A, forming a complex with the retinol binding protein. Prealbumin is an excellent indicator of the protein status (levels fall during period of protein malnutrition). It is a negative acute phase reactant whose levels are decreased in inflammation and malignancy as well as in cirrhosis of the liver and protein wasting diseases of the gut or kidneys. Increased prealbumin levels are present in Hodgkin’s disease. A number of genetic variations has been observed, most of which have to do with exocytic amyloid fibril placing on various tissues.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid ready-to-use
Shelf life: 12 months @ 2-8 C
On-Board Stability: 60 days
Sample: Fresh serum
Detection limit: 0.4 mg/dL
Linearity: 1.5-123.0 mg/dL


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