This tests helps in determining if a patient has liver disease or kidney disease, or If not enough protein is being absorbed by the body.
Also in Evaluation of nutritional status, blood oncotic pressure and other chronic diseases.
Albumin is the protein of the highest concentration in Plasma. Albumin keeps fluid...
3.2 – 5.0 g/dl
When to get Tested
When there is s/s of liver disease ( weakness , fatigue , loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting , Jaundice, Dark urine, light coloured stools, pruritus, swelling in the legs and ankles, tendency to bruise easily)
When there is s/s of Nephrotic syndrome (swelling or puffiness, particularly around the eyes, foamy urine, coffee coloured urine , decreased amount of Urine , Hypertension etc.)
To check nutritional status
The test may be performed in cases of Diabetic nephropathy/sclerosis, Hepatic encephalopathy , Hepato renal syndrome ,Membranous nephropathy , Tropical sprue ,Wilson's disease
Liver disease (hepatitis, cirrhosis, or hepato cellular necrosis "tissue death")
Malabsorption syndromes (Crohn's disease, sprue, or Whipple's disease)
Rapid Intravenous hydration
Protein losing enteropathy — Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chronic Inflammatory diseases
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