SERUM ALBUMIN

100 Rs

MRP

Discounted Price:

50 Rs

Pre-test preparation or requirements

• Sample can be drawn at any time. No fasting or special preparation required.
• Sample should taken in plain vial.

Normal range

  • 3.8-4.4 g/dl

Significance of test

Total protein measures all proteins in serum including albumin and globulin. Albumin being the major part.
The only clinical situation that causes an increase in serum albumin is acute dehydration.
A decreased albumin level, either from depressed synthesis or increased losses.
A decrease in albumin synthesis is caused by:

End-stage liver disease
Intestinal malabsorption syndromes
Protein-calorie malnutrition

Albumin losses in:

Nephrotic syndrome
Severe burns because the skin is the most important extra storage pool for albumin.

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