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Dr. Raj Singh
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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


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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?

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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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