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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

Dr. Raj Singh
267 Doctors shared insights

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

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I have pain at lower right side that radiate in my back, my lab result albumin: ++ wbc: 18-59 rbc: 0-8?

I have pain at lower right side that radiate in my back, my lab result albumin: ++ wbc: 18-59 rbc: 0-8?

RLQ pain: You are using co- trimoxazole for UTI and still having pain. Wbc 18-59 shows pyuria & rbc 0-8 reflect blood in urine but no bacteria and no nitrite or leukocyte esterase positive. You need ultrasound/ ct scan of abdomen & pelvis to rule out different possibilities. Discuss with your doctor and wish you good health. ...Read more

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What does this urinalysis results mean? Albumin +1, leukocytes +3, red blood cells 1-2, white blood cells 10-15.

Urine: Albumin shows protein in the urine, leukocytes go with inflammation or infection, plus you have small amount of blood and white blood cells in the urine. All can go with a UTI. Was there nitrites in urine? Hopefully, they sent out a urine culture to check for infection. Follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Child 2 years old is diabetic, we make sgot analysis which is 56 high, an sgpt is 40. And albumin is 4.6. What this means? And what is the next ste

Child 2 years old is diabetic, we make sgot analysis which is 56 high, an sgpt is 40. And albumin is 4.6. What this means? And what is the next ste

Not Serious: Although elevated, this is not bad. Could be from a viral infection or medicine reaction. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause an abnormally high albumin content in the abdomen?

What would cause an abnormally high albumin content in the abdomen?

Unclear question: Do you mean high protein in the fluid in abdominal cavity? High protein in serous effusions usually is due to inflammation of the lining. ...Read more

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Can you have malabsorption with no oily stool and normal perfectly normal albumin levels?

Can you have malabsorption with no oily stool and normal perfectly normal albumin levels?

Complex: Malabsorption can take several forms, depending on the underlying condition. You should have a stool sample reviewed, your fat soluble vitamin levels checked and your gallbladder and liver enzymes checked. Please see a good internal medicine doctor and gastroenteroloist if warranted. ...Read more

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Why does the body produce albumin?

Colloid: It is the main substance that keeps the clear part of the blood (plasma) in the blood vessels. With no albumin, all the plasma would leak out into the tissues. ...Read more

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How to increase albumin naturally?

How to increase albumin naturally?

Increase albumin: To increase your Albumin you need to ingest protein. You have certain conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver and you may not be able to increase it. How low is your albumin? Do you have a gastroenterologist (g)? If you do, see the g. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean trace in albumin?

Just a trace: Is probably meaningless if otherwise healthy.

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What is the definition or description of: albumin?

A protein: 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. ...Read more

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Where can I buy human albumin and ninhydrin isopropanol?

Panda: I have no idea why u need Albumin or this particular form of alcohol. Sounds like u need to speak with a hospital, good luck. ...Read more

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What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean?? (Normal range is 2.0-4.0) Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).

What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean?? (Normal range is 2.0-4.0) Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).

Probably nothing: This is such a minor elevation, it probably just means you were fighting off a cold or minor infection and the antibodies in your immune system (which are made of globulins) were slightly elevated when you took this test. I would repeat it when you are feeling completely well, and if it is still elevated, discuss further testing with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is albumin and globulins?

Serum proteins: The liquid part of blood left over, after blood clots is called serum and it contains many proteins. One type of protein is Albumin and a number of other proteins are lumped in a group called globulins.
See this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/total-serum-protein. ...Read more

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Can low Albumin levels cause death?

See below: Low albumin per se would not cause death. There is a very small number of near normal people with congenital absence of albumin. It is the cause of low albumin, e.g., cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, malabsorption or malnutrition that would be the cause of death. ...Read more

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When is an albumin infusion necessary?

When is an albumin infusion necessary?

Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been done. ...Read more

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Albumin level 4.1 gm/dl is this normal?

Yes: The normal range is 3.4 - 5.4 g/dL
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Is bilirubin typically bound to albumin?

Unconjugated: When unconjugated bilirubin travels in the bloodstream, it's usually carried on albumin. This has to be, since the stuff doesn't dissolve in water. ...Read more

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What does a high albumin serum indicate?

Nothing: If you feel well, it's meaningless. Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. Your physician knows all about this. If you are clearly sick, you're dehydrated. ...Read more