Reference range of Prealbumin is:

  • Child about 1 year old: 100mg/L
  • Child about 1-3 years old: 168-281mg/L
  • Adult: 280-360mg/L.

Normal prealbumin levels vary according to age and sex.
A low level of prealbumin may be seen with:

  • Malnutrition
  • Severe or chronic illness
  • Inflammation
  • Trauma, such as burns
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Liver disease
  • Serious infections
  • Certain digestive disorders

A high level of prealbumin may be seen in certain conditions, but the test is not used for diagnosis or monitoring in these situations.

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