Prealbumin: Definition & Normal Range


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Where is prealbumin made in the body?

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1. What is the half-life of prealbumin?

2. Why does the rapid degradation of prealbumin (the short half-life) make it useful in determining nutritional status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

After answering just a few multiple choice questions, this quiz will allow you to get a firm grasp on the topics related to prealbumin that you either understand or need to review further. The questions deal with the location of prealbumin, its effect on nutrition, and its normal/abnormal values in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the following material:

  • Where prealbumin is created in the body
  • Half-life of prealbumin
  • Degradation of prealbumin and its link to nutritional status
  • Normal prealbumin value
  • Susceptible population to low prealbumin levels

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help with your skills in the following:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of prealbumin's half-life to draw connections to nutritional effects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prealbumin including its half-life and where it is created
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about prealbumin in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of prealbumin to answer questions about not only what indicates low levels of it, but who is likely to be affected by these abnormal quantities of prealbumin

Additional Learning

If you would like to explore the information represented in this assessment in a more detailed fashion, feel free to review its associated lesson called Prealbumin: Definition & Normal Range. The lesson goes over information about the following:

  • Function of prealbumin in the human body
  • Clinical relevance of prealbumin
  • Reason for a prealbumin blood test
  • Normal values of prealbumin as comparisons to find abnormal quantities