Serum Albumin is a test that measure the total albumin of your blood, and check your liver and kidney functions. For example, When your kidneys start to failure, albumin starts to leak into your urine. This causes a low albumin level in your blood. Low albumin level is a sign of liver or kidney dieses, and an other medical condition. And serum albumin high level may be sign of dehydration, or severe diarrhea. Albumin is a type of protein made by liver.
Is This Test Have Other Name:
Serum Albumin, ALB, Urine Albumin, Microalbumin Urea.
How The Test Performed:
A blood sample needed,
Why The Test Performed:
Albumin helps move many small molecules through the blood, including bilirubin, calcium, progesterone, and medicines. It plays an important role in keeping the fluid in the blood from leaking into the tissues. This causes a low albumin level in your blood. Low albumin level is a sign of liver or kidney dieses, and an other medical condition.
Why Need This Test
This test can help you to diagnose, if you have a kidney, or liver dieses. And if you have symptoms,
Yellowish skin (jaundice)
Severe tiredness (fatigue)
Vomiting and diarrhea
Dark yellow urine or gray, pale stools
Pain below the right ribs, including the stomach area
Soreness below your right ribs
Other symptoms of kidney disease include:
Swelling of your stomach and legs or around your eyes
Shortness of breath
Frequent need to urinate at night
What Do The Result Means
The normal range is 3.5 to 5.5 g/dL or 35-55 g/liter. This range may vary slightly in different laboratories.
Low Level of serum Albumin may be sign,
High Level of serum Albumin,
- Surgery (weight lose)
- Celiac Dieses
- High Protein Diet
- Crohn Dieses