Albumin Blood Test
Albumin is an essential protein produced in the liver that helps maintain our overall health. Abnormal levels of albumin can indicate liver or kidney disease, chronic medical conditions, or nutritional imbalances. That's why monitoring your levels with an albumin blood test is crucial to ensure that you catch any potential issues early.
At One Day Tests, we offer a convenient albumin home test kit, providing you with next-day results from our own lab. Our unique Health Dashboard feature lets you track your biomarkers over time to monitor the effectiveness of lifestyle and health changes you make. With us, you are fully in control of your test results.
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About the Albumin blood test
What is albumin?
Albumin is a protein that is made in the liver. It is the most common protein in your blood. It transports calcium, potassium and other ions around the body, as well as hormones, vitamins and anything else in your blood, such as medicines. As albumin is produced in the liver, any liver damage will affect the levels of concentration of albumin, i.e. the levels will drop. Severe inflammations or shock may also reduce the levels of albumin production.
What does an albumin blood test show?
If your indicative albumin level is lower than the reference range for our laboratory:
Generally, low albumin concentrations may point in the direction of a liver problem. Kidneys can also be the culprit in low levels of albumin, if, for example, they cannot prevent albumin from being removed as waste in urine. Decreased levels can also be caused by severe inflammation or shock.
Finally, low albumin concentrations (and generally low protein values) may imply cases where the body is not able to effectively absorb proteins.
If your indicative albumin level is higher than the reference range for our laboratory:
Usually, elevated albumin concentrations in the blood may point towards dehydration.
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