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Albumin levels high? i am a 40 year old male. i recently took a urine test and saw that my albumin levels were high according to the lab results chart. the albumin level was 47. my doctor stated that they are a little elevated, but no to be concerned.

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Albumin : Albumin is a protein. In general if our blood level of Albumin is high, it means we have good nutrition. Please be sure that you didn't have too much protein in your urine however, as this can mean that you have kidney disease which is more likely in you since you have diabetes. Please be sure the protein in your urine was not high.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Retest: Agree with Dr. E. If you are diabetic protein in urine is to be concerned about and its effect can be mitigated with medication. Same applies if you have hypertension. If you are not diabetic, and not hypertensive you may wish to get tested again in 6 months.
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Last updated Nov 1, 2018


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