The prealbumin screen is a blood test that may be used to see if you are getting enough nutrition in your diet. This may be because you have a chronic condition. Or it may be because you have an infection or inflammation, or you suffered a trauma.
Prealbumin is a protein that is made mainly by your liver. Your body uses it to make other proteins. Prealbumin also carries thyroid hormones in the blood.
|≤5 Days||6-21 mg/dL|
|6 Days-12 Months||Not established|
|1-5 Years||14-30 mg/dL|
|6-9 Years||15-33 mg/dL|
|10-13 Years||20-36 mg/dL|
|14-17 Years||22-45 mg/dL|
|Adult Males||21-43 mg/dL|
|Adult Females||17-34 mg/dL|
Prealbumin is decreased in protein-calorie malnutrition, liver disease, and acute inflammation.
Low levels could also be caused by:
- Not enough zinc in your diet
- Chronic illness
- Digestive disorders
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High levels could be due to:
- Kidney problems
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Iron deficiency
- Hyperactive adrenal glands
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