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Dr. Raj Singh
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Albumin (Overview)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the protein in egg whites.


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I had some bloodwork done and my albumin was 21. What is albumin, and what does this mean?

I had some bloodwork done and my albumin was 21. What is albumin, and what does this mean?

Probably lab error: Albumin is a protein made by the liver and is measured through blood testing. It is usually used as a marker of nutrition or liver disease. Normal values are generally between 3.5 to 5. The value of 21 is unusually high and is most likely an error. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Albumin (Overview)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the protein in egg whites.


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Itp for 9 yrs .Recent bloodwork total protein 77g/l albumin 51g/l other proteins normal but ill defined faint band IgM k . Avid distance runner .?

Itp for 9 yrs .Recent bloodwork total protein 77g/l albumin 51g/l other proteins normal but ill defined faint band IgM k . Avid distance runner .?

Monoclonal not signi: You have an extra immunoglobulin band which is ofter referred to as a mgus - monoclonal protein of unknown significance. There is a similar protein elevation with multiple myeloma whihc is a tumor but i suspect your mugus is related to you itp. Your physician should be able to clarify this for you. Keep running this is not a reason to stop. ...Read more

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What is the definition of glycosylated albumin and why would it be important for my health?

What is the definition of glycosylated albumin and why would it be important for my health?

Glycemic control: Hemoglobin and serum albumin undergo glycosylation ie. binds with glucose. Glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1) is widely used as index of glycemic control in diabetic patients but due to long survival time of erythrocytes (120 days), it remains elevated for several weeks after improved control. Glycosylated serum albumin (GSA) has a shorter half-life (20 days) so it can detect changes earlier ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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I had blood work done. My albumin level was just a little high. Also my albumin/globulin ratio was just a little high. Is that normal?

I had blood work done. My albumin level was just a little high. Also my albumin/globulin ratio was just a little high. Is that normal?

Normal : Slightly elevated Albumin level is not considered abnormal. Labs are best interpreted in the context of signs/symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of albumin in the urine and is it dangerous?

What are the causes of albumin in the urine and is it dangerous?

How much?: We all have small amounts of Albumin in the urine. More than 150 mg/day is abnormal. The more protein/albumin in urine the worse it is. Depending on the cause of Albumin and the amount of albumin, it can be dangerous. See this for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nephrotic-syndrome/ds01047/method=print. ...Read more

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Skin itching, leg pain.Blood and urine test shows high albumin and low platelete count(36000) but no sugar and dingue test is negative, BP is normal?

Have more work up ..: This sounds like various possibilities but start with complete liver evaluation ! see your doctor and in the meantime avoid alkohol , tylenol (acetaminophen) and other liver toxic substances ! ...Read more

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Blood work says my ratio of albumin and creatinine is 59 what could this mean? I am worried about my visit tomorrow with urology. +pro in urine

Blood work says my ratio of albumin and creatinine is 59 what could this mean? I am worried about my visit tomorrow with urology. +pro in urine

Proteinuria: Protein crea ratio approximately tells us how protein may be there in a 24 hour urine sample. A random sample or urine protein divided by random urine crea. A value of .5 could mean there could be 500 mg in a 24 he samples and a value of 2 could mean 2 gms. A 24 hour urine collection is more appropriate. If there is proteinuria then you should be evaluated by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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High sed rate high WBC high crp...low vitd...high micro albumin and high creatnine?..and pain in right upper and right lower quads

High sed rate high WBC high crp...low vitd...high micro albumin  and high creatnine?..and pain in right upper and right lower quads

See a doctor!: Hi. I don't know how "high" your values are, but my advice is see the doc who ordered the tests about the results. If you're not satisfied with his/her explanation, get a second opinion. I can think of many bad things this could be, speculating without more information. The internet is no place for your case! Good luck. ...Read more