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When Is An Albumin Infusion Necessary
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 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
I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?
Need evaluation: The reason for the low albumin needs to be determined and treated. The edema is likely due to low albumin. Albumin infusion and a diuretic would help, and you would need prescription for that. However, that would only be a temporary measure and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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