Test Results & Interpretations
Overview of Albumin, Serum
Albumin is a protein made by the liver which makes up 60% of the total protein in the blood. It nourishes the tissues and transports hormones, vitamins, drugs and substances like calcium.
Why Get Tested
It is usually ordered:
- As a part of routine health screening
- If you have symptoms of liver disease like yellowing of eyes, fatigues, weight loss, loss of appetite
- If you have symptoms of nephrotic syndrome like swelling or puffiness around the eyes, decrease in the amount of urine etc.
- To monitor a person's nutritional status
- Do not eat or drink anything except water at least 9 to 12 hours before the test.
What Results of Albumin, Serum mean?
- Low levels of albumin usually suggest a disease of liver or kidney. It may also be seen in malnutrition.
- High albumin levels may be seen in dehydration.
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