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Albumin, Serum

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NABL, CAP
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview of Albumin, Serum

Test Description

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: 

  1. As a part of routine health screening
  2. If you have symptoms of liver disease like yellowing of eyes, fatigues, weight loss, loss of appetite
  3. If you have symptoms of nephrotic syndrome like swelling or puffiness around the eyes, decrease in the amount of urine etc. 
  4. To monitor a person's nutritional status 

Precautions

  • Do not eat or drink anything except water at least 9 to 12 hours before the test.

What Results of Albumin, Serum mean?

Interpretations

  • 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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