Table Serum proteins as diagnostic Aids CLS. Flashcard

Prealbumin:
Clinical significance:
Decreased in inflammation, malignancy, hepatocellular disease, malnutritiion.
Prealbumin:
serum reference range:
10-40 mg/dL
Prealbumin:
Function:
Transports thyroxine. vitamine A.
Alpha 1 antitrypsin:
Clinical significance:
Increased or decreased; Acute Phase reactant, congenital deficiency associated with pulmonary emphysema.
Alpha 1 antitrypsin:
serum reference range:
75-200 mg/dL.
Alpha 1 antitrypsin:
Function:
Protease inhibitor.
Alpha fetoprotein:
Clinical significance:
Increased; fetal neural tube defects, liver defects.
Alpha fetoprotein:
serum reference range:
10-60 ng/mL, 16th week of pregnancy.
Alpha fetoprotein:
Function:
Primary fetal plasma protein.
Ferritin:
Clinical significance:
Decreased in iron deficiency anemia.
Ferritin:
serum reference range:
12-125 ng/mL = Woman, 30-250 ng/mL = Man.
Ferritin:
Function.
Iron storage.
Transferrin:
Clinical significance:
Differential diagnosis of anemia.
Transferrin:
serum reference range:
220-400 mg/dL
Transferrin:
Function:
Transports Iron.
Ceruloplasmin:
Clinical significance:
Increased in Wilsons disease, pregnancy,oral contraceptives.
Ceruloplasmin:
serum reference range:
18-45 mg/dL.
Ceruloplasmin:
Function:
Binds copper; it is a ferroxidase.

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