Description: Serum albumin measurements are used in the monitoring and treatment of numerous diseases involving those related to nutrition and pathology particularly in the liver and kidney. Serum albumin is valuable when following response to therapy where improvement in the serum albumin level is the best sign of successful medical treatment. There may be a loss of albumin in the gastrointestinal tract, in the urine secondary to renal damage or direct loss of albumin through the skin. More than 50% of patients with gluten enteropathy have depressed albumin. The only cause of increased albumin is dehydration; there is no naturally occurring hyperalbuminemia.
****Albumin, serum is included in the Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP), the Liver Function Profile and the Kidney Function Profile.***
Description: Albumin is a protein produced in the liver. The Albumin test is usually ordered to help diagnose disorders of the kidney or liver, and to evaluate nutritional status. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Albumin, serum.
****Albumin, serum is included in the Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP), the Liver Function Profile and the Kidney Function Profile.****