Albumin, Serum

Albumin, Serum

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Albumin is a type of protein the liver produces. It’s one of the most abundant proteins in your blood. This test evaluates nutritional status, blood oncotic pressure, evaluation of renal disease with proteinuria, and other chronic diseases. HIGH ALBUMIN may indicate dehydration. Look for increase in hemoglobin, hematocrit in such patients. LOW ALBUMIN is found with use of I.V. fluids, rapid hydration, overhydration; cirrhosis, other liver disease, including chronic alcoholism; in pregnancy and with oral contraceptive use; many chronic diseases including the nephrotic syndromes, neoplasia, protein-losing enteropathies (including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis), peptic ulcer, thyroid disease, burns, severe skin disease, prolonged immobilization, heart failure, chronic inflammatory diseases such as the collagen diseases and other chronic catabolic states. STARVATION, MALABSORPTION, or MALNUTRITION: In the absence of I.V. fluid therapy and in patients without liver or renal disease, low albumin may be regarded as an indication of inadequate body protein reserves. It is described as the most common nutrition-related abnormality in patients with infection