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Table 1 Main plasma proteins used as markers of nutritional status

From: Nutritional management and follow up of infants and children with food allergy: Italian Society of Pediatric Nutrition/Italian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Task Force Position Statement

Plasma protein Distribution volume and half-life range Plasma levels
Albumin Distribution volume: large 3,6-4,5 g/dl
  Half-life range: 15–20 days At birth 80% of adult value
Thyroxin-binding-pre-albumin Distribution volume: small 17,6-36 mg/dl
  Half-life range: 2–3 days At birth: 80% of adult value
Retinol-binding protein (RBP) Distribution volume: small 60 ± 16 mg/l
  Half-life range: 12 hours 0–10 years, 60% of adult value