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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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Ivig Infusion (Definition)

It is a blood product given as a plasma protein replacement therapy (igg) for immune deficient patients who have decreased or abolished antibody production capabilities. In these immune deficient patients, ivig is administered to maintain adequate antibody levels to prevent infections and confers a passive immunity. It is used in immune dificiencies, ...Read more


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What would all the reasons be for high iron in a 3.5 month neonate? She was a 25 weeker had a serum iron of 172 after albumin infusion for ascites?

What would all the reasons be for high iron in a 3.5 month neonate? She was a 25 weeker had a serum iron of 172 after albumin infusion for ascites?

Complex question: This is a complex question hard to answer without in depth knowledge of your child's case. If this is a pending medical legal case- you may want to contact a medical legal consultant to review the case. ...Read more

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What is albumin and globulins?

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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Albumin level 4.1 gm/dl is this normal?

Yes: The normal range is 3.4 - 5.4 g/dL ...Read more

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Is bilirubin typically bound to albumin?

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

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Hi. My urine albumin is 41 mg/l. What do you think?

Blood test: Get a fasting Complete Metabolic panel and check BUN/CR to R/O kidney disease and Glucose to r/o Diabetes Type 2 ...Read more

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What is the meaning of globulin 4,1 and albumin 2.8?

What is the meaning of  globulin  4,1 and  albumin 2.8?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. They do not sound alarming. ...Read more

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Sunil has a albumin creatine ratio of 30.79, is that ok?

Sunil has a albumin creatine ratio of 30.79, is that ok?

Recheck: Normal microalbumin/ creatinine ratio is less than 30 mg / g of creatinine. People with microalbumin / creatinine ratio between 30 -300 is said to have microlabuminuria. Level of 30. 70 is barely above normal. It is always recommended to check microalbumin on 2 sep occasions atleast 6 weeks apart, referably in early mornings. ...Read more

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How often is Beta-2-micro albumin elevated in lymphoma??

How often is Beta-2-micro albumin elevated in lymphoma??

Beta-2 microglobulin: is a protein found on the surface of many human cells, including white blood cells. Increased production or destruction of these cells causes B2M levels in the blood to increase. If it is elevated, and how much it is elevated, generally correlates with tumor cell load. Early, mild cases may not result in elevation of B2M; more advanced cases typically would--can't reliably estimate a percentage. ...Read more

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Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Out of context: Thank you for letting us know. But those tests are not interpreted alone without context or medical history. ...Read more

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My urine report shows albumin -A trace. what does it mean?

Not significant: Trace Albumin in a urine specimen is usually not a significant finding. It means a very small amount of protein shoes up in the specimen. ...Read more

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Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more

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If you had plus 3 albumin level, is this a serious problem?

Extremely: Urine, correct? I am going to assume that this is not just a common urinary tract infection, and that orthostatic proteinuria has been ruled out. Your physician should already have conveyed his/her concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have trace of albumin in your urine?

What does it mean if you have trace of albumin in your urine?

Trace = small amount: Protein/albumin is not normally found in urine. The term trace in urinalysis means small amount. A protein trace in urine = 10 mg/100 ml giving a slightly hazy appearance to the urine. Albumin is the most common protein found in the bloodstream; it is finding its way into the urine by some means. Other clinical info is needed with evaluation by your doctor to narrow down the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are albumin levels generally higher in someone with diabetes?

Are albumin levels generally higher in someone with diabetes?

No: I'm going to assume the diabetic is not dehydrated. Late in the disease if loss of Albumin from the kidneys develops or the liver functions poorly, Albumin is likely to drop compared to a healthy person. ...Read more

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Albumin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more