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What does a high albumin serum indicate?

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

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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What does plasma albumin level 54 g/l normal range (35-50) mean? Its high.

High albumin: Have your Albumin rechecked. Dehydration can affect Albumin level by increasing it. Other causes could be tuberculosis, hepatitis and hiv. It can also be seen in congestive heart failure, glucocorticoid excess and congenital disorders. Speak to the physician who ordered the test for more information if you are the patient. ...Read more

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My plasma albumin level is 51 g/l, is this too high? Male 22, weight 160lbs. 6ft1.

My plasma albumin level is 51 g/l, is this too high? Male 22, weight 160lbs. 6ft1.

You're fine: Reference ranges for common labs are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. You may have been a bit dehydrated, or just in good health. ...Read more

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Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

ALBUMIN: Yes, blood gets concentrated and some readings/ levels in blood would be falsely elevated. ...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 does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

What does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

Maybe dehydration: In a young woman such as yourself a high Albumin may mean that you are a little bit dehydrated or it can be a general inflammatory response for all the serum enzymes are elevated make sure you are adequately hydrated and have normal kidney function and then it may normalize. ...Read more

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What type of infection can cause high micro albumins?

Do you mean urine: Microalbumin? Any infection of the kidney, diabetes, tumors in the urinary system, vasculitis etc can increase the amount of Albumin in urine. Micro-albumin refers to low levels of Albumin in urine, below the detection limit of dip stick tests. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high albumin in dialysis patient?

What is the effect of high albumin in dialysis patient?

Good health: Albumin levels reflect the overall nutritional status of your body and generally patients on dialysis who have Albumin level more than 3.5 tend to have better outcomes when compared to patients with low levels. ...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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I've got high albumin. 6. What is the effect to me i'm a dialysis patient?

High albumin: You need to ask your nephrologist and renal dietician about the significance of your high Albumin level (ha). It can be seen in cases of dehydration, severe infection, hepatitis, HIV , some congenital disorders, cancer, severe infection and in some instances of chronic inflammation. Please speak to your nephrologist for the cause in your case. ...Read more

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My serum albumin is 5.3 is that to high? Always was normal . Is there any way to bring it down?

No need to: If you were dehydrated your albumin may seem high, even though yours is at the upper end of normal. If the tourniquet is left on for too long, it may cause a spurious high reading. There are no disease associated with high albumin. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003480.htm ...Read more

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They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. So what does the high albumin mean?

They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. So what does the high albumin mean?

Albuminuria: Albumin is a very abundant blood protein that we all have. One of the complications of diabetes is kidney disease, and an early sign of diabetic kidney disease is spilling albumin into the urine (normally there is very little albumin in the urine). The blood albumin level is not affected by diabetes unless there is severe kidney disease with a lot of albumin spillage. ...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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Low globulin, high albumin/globulin, high ALT what does it mean?

Need more info: Lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and is best done by the doctor who ordered the test as s/he likely knows your health history. A doctor needs to know the actual values of the results and more clinical information. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high albumin in urine, normal glucose what does it mean?

Get a workup: In the absence of diabetes or any other evidence of renal failure / nephrotic syndrome, you probably have orthostatic proteinuria. ...Read more

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I have calcium level of 10.3, albumin level of 5.1, is the calcium high? I'm 22

No, it's normal.: The level of calcium in the blood moves up and down with albumin, so your calcium is normal. The albumin level is higher than usual, most likely reflecting mild dehydration. Have a salty meal and drink water and this should correct. ...Read more

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My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4. But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low. So is it really "high"?

My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4.  But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low.  So is it really "high"?

Ratio's: A ratio depends on if one number is higher or lower than the norm so if one is off then, being high or low, will make the ratio be off. Not sure what the norm ratios for the lab u are using are, but usually a Urine MA above 3 is high. ...Read more

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