Test Results & Interpretations
Overview of Albumin
It is frequently ordered as a part of routine physical examination, when your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of liver or kidney disease; sometimes when you have symptoms associated with malnutrition. Frequently, it is ordered prior to any planned surgery to check the nutritional status.
Why Get Tested
- If you have signs or symptoms of liver disease like weakness, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, dark urine light stool, yellowing of eyes or skin and itching
- As part of liver profile if you have liver disease, alcoholism or you are taking any medicines which affect the liver
- As a part of complete health check up
- No special preparation required
What Results of Albumin mean?
- Decreased albumin levels can be seen in low protein diet, liver disease, weight loss sugery, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease
- Increased albumin levels may be seen in high protein diet, dehydration or blood loss
Patient Concerns about Albumin
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I perform this test at home?
Currently, there is no home testing kit available for blood albumin testing. However, a testing kit is available for urine albumin test.
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