Serum Albumin Test50+ booked in last 3 days
The serum albumin test looks at the levels of albumin in a person's blood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Albumin, although not specific, can serve as one of the tests to assess liver function. Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, the test also gives an indication of chronic pancreatitis, liver or kidney disease. If you are suffering from these conditions, albumin tests can indicate how effective the treatment is and whether or not there is any improvement.
A Serum Albumin Test allows your doctor to review the functioning of your liver. Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you show the symptoms of liver disease. They include:
- Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)
- Unexpected weight loss
- Swelling under your eyes, legs and stomach
Proteins play an extremely critical role in carrying out various functions, one of them is maintaining fluid balance. Albumin, one of the key proteins that keeps the fluids intact in blood vessels preventing their leakage. Albumin acts as a carrier for several nutrients, hormones, and proteins required for blood clotting, and it transports these contents to different cells of the body, thus providing nutrition to the cells. If albumin level in your blood is not below normal, it indicates something wrong with your liver and kidney. With a simple blood test, your doctor can find out your albumin levels and analyse the implications if the levels are not found to be normal.
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