- Reporting Time:
- 6 Hrs
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- No special preparation required
To screen and diagnose liver and kidney disorders. To evaluate the nutritional status in hospitalized patients.
Serum albumin is done as a routine investigation when a person has symptoms of liver, kidney disorder and malnutrition.
1. Are there any risk factors for abnormal albumin levels?
Liver diseases, kidney disorders, prolonged diarrhoea and malnutrition may case abnormal albumin levels.
2. Can serum albumin levels be tested at home?
Serum albumin levels cannot be tested at home, but high albumin levels in urine can be tested at home using a dipstick.
3. What is serum/plasma albumin different from prealbumin and urine albumin tests?
Albumin and prealbumin are completely different protein molecules synthesised in the liver, to evaluate the nutritional status of a person. Where as urine albumin test detects and measures minute quantities of albumin in the urine and is a early indicator of renal damage.
4. What are the therapeutic uses of albumin?
Human albumin solution (HSA) is available usually at concentrations of 5-25%. It is used to as a replacement in fluid loss, to restore blood volume in trauma, burns and surgery patients.