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What Is Albumin In Blood
Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are
HDL 35 Mg/dl
Albumin (+) (traces in urine)
Are they related in some way please help?
No: The results of cholesterol in the blood have no relation with the urine results. HDL is borderline low and LDL is slightly high, depending on the reference ranges of the lab you used. Also you did not mention how high the total cholesterol is, and if there is family history of heart disease. Trace albumin in the urine is commonly seen, not significantmay need repeat if your doctor is concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does high Blood Albumin indicate? What would you think of a 5.8 blood albumin? Severe dehydration? Long-term consequences for weeks at this #?
Likely dehydration: There are few pathological conditions that result in high serum albumin, except dehydration. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear, colorless and odorless, i.e., watery before repeating the test. If you had injection of contrast medium before the test, that may result in a spurious high reading of albumin. ...Read more
What blood albumin number would indicate severe dehydration? (on a lab where 3.5-5 was the normal range)
It doesn't: Albumin is a blood protein. It does not detect dehydration. Clinical signs of dehydration are dry mucous membranes, low blood pressure, rapid, thready (hard to feel) pulse. BUN and creatinine blood values may be helpful. Albumin can be low with poor nutrition, malabsorption, or certain types of kidney disease. ...Read more
Albumin trace: I presume your saw a doctor who, after taking a history and examination, ordered some lab tests. He/she should have explained what the albumin trace meant. I also assume your doctor told you whether or not your kidney was working properly. If the doctor said that the albumin trace was only slightly high and everything else was OK , you can stop worrying for now. ...Read more
If my blood albumin were once 4.1 and another time were 5.8, does this mean that I have 35% or so plasma water reduction?
Not necessarily: I would question the 5.8 value, 4.1 is normal. I only suspect that the 5.8 value was a lab error. Next check should answer the question. ...Read more
Does blood albumin change? I've always been at 45 and then went down to 44 within 3 months. Is it important or might it even be due to diet changes?
Fluctuates: This can drop farther just from drinking a big glass of water. Stop worrying. Best wishes. ...Read more
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