Prealbumin (thyroxin-binding prealbumin) transports thyroid hormones thyroxin (T4) and triodothyronine (T3). It also transports vitamin A in association with retinol-binding globulin. Prealbumin levels are useful in the evaluation of several clinical conditions. Levels are decreased in most forms of acute and chronic hepatic disease. Prealbumin is a negative acute phase reactant with decreased levels associated with diseases involving inflammation or tissue necrosis.
Prealbumin has a circulation life of less than 2 days and is therefore a sensitive indicator of protein-calorie malnutrition.
Features and Benefits
- For the quantitative measurement of human prealbumin in serum by immunoturbidimetric assay.
- Reagents are ready to use and do not require reconstitution.
- Opened reagents can be used for one month if stored at 2-8°C.
|PREALBUMIN||KAI-053||4x20 mL (R1); 2x8 mL (R2)|