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Albumin Blood Test

Original price £39.00 - Original price £39.00
Original price
£39.00 - £39.00
Current price £39.00

Albumin helps maintain fluid balance in the bloodstream and is used to assess liver and kidney function, nutritional status, and overall health, together with other markers.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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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 is 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.

Take charge of your health with our highly accurate albumin blood tests. Order your home test kit today.

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?

Reference ranges

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.

1 Biomarker


    - Albumin


    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Liver Function Blood Test


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Albumin is a protein that is produced by the liver. It is important for maintaining the osmotic pressure of the blood to stop fluid leaking out of the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, causing swelling.

It also transports hormones, enzymes and nutrients around the body. Low levels of albumin can occur in malnourished states, but can also suggest a problem with the liver that is causing the liver to lose its capacity to produce the right amount of albumin.

Red flag symptoms for the Albumin Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, see your doctor if you have any of the symptoms below.

  • Chest pain or shortness of breath on exertion
  • Unexplained abdominal swelling or fluid around the ankles or eyes
  • Unexplained weight loss

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Albumin Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Albumin Blood Test.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Albumin Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Albumin Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What do I need to do if I have a  high level of albumin in my blood test?

If you have high levels of albumin in your blood test, the first step is to consult with your GP who can help you determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment options. 

Treatment may involve managing an underlying medical condition, such as liver or kidney disease, through medication or lifestyle changes. In some cases, a specialist may be required for further evaluation and treatment. With our test subscription service and the ability to monitor results on your Health Dashboard, you can ensure your treatment plan is effective.

What do I need to do if I have low albumin levels in my blood test?

If you have low levels of albumin, your GP may recommend further testing to determine the underlying cause. It may be something simple as dehydration. If not, treatment will depend on the specific condition causing the low albumin levels. For example, if the cause is liver condition, your doctor may recommend changes to your diet and medication to help manage the condition. 

If the cause is a kidney disorder, your doctor may recommend medications or procedures to improve kidney function. It is important to follow your doctor`s recommendations.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • Monitoring albumin levels can provide valuable information about liver and kidney function - it can help identify early signs of health problems, allowing for early intervention and management, leading to better health outcomes
  • It can help to manage certain medical conditions which cause changes in albumin levels, like inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • For individuals following a specific diet or nutritional plan, an albumin blood test can provide insights into their protein intake and nutritional status

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

If you have a family history of liver or kidney disease, a chronic medical condition that affects albumin levels, or follow a specific diet or nutritional plan, an albumin blood test may be right for you. It is a simple blood test that can help you monitor your liver or kidney function, track your medical condition and/or treatment progress, and evaluate protein intake and nutritional status.


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