Prealbumin is a protein made in the liver and is used to evaluate malnutrition.
Prealbumin is a protein made in the liver. It is considered a great marker to evaluate malnutrition. Prealumin test can also be used to evaluate patients receiving parenteral nutrition.
Prealbumin levels are measured in mg/dL. The normal range for Prealbumin is 16-35 mg/dL.
Fasting is not required before the test
What the results mean
Higher than normal prealbumin levels may mean:
- Hodgkin's Disease
- NSAID use
- Cortisosteroid use
Lower than normal prealbumin levels may mean:
- Liver disease