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What is serum albumin?

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Dr. Kalli Faulkner
Pathology
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In brief: Protein

It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood.
Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps!

In brief: Protein

It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood.
Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps!
Dr. Kalli Faulkner
Dr. Kalli Faulkner
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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Large blood protein

Blood has two basic components cells and fluid.
The fluid called serum has many different proteins the biggest of which is albumin. It is a protein that is negatively charged and is responsible to carring other proteins and elements like calcium, potassium and sodium throughout the body.

In brief: Large blood protein

Blood has two basic components cells and fluid.
The fluid called serum has many different proteins the biggest of which is albumin. It is a protein that is negatively charged and is responsible to carring other proteins and elements like calcium, potassium and sodium throughout the body.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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