What is the Albumin Blood Test?
The Albumin blood Test is important as Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood, representing 50-60% of the total protein in the blood. It is produced by the liver, circulates in the blood throughout the body, and a minimal amount can pass into the urine. Albumin is also the primary antioxidant in the blood. Low albumin levels might be the result of kidney disease
Why get a Blood Albumin test?
An albumin blood test checks your liver and kidney function. Albumin is a protein in your blood plasma. Low albumin levels might be the result of kidney disease, liver disease, inflammation or infections. High albumin levels are usually the result of dehydration or severe diarrhoea
✓ Albumin: measures the amount of the protein in the transparent liquid portion of the blood.
- Severe dehydration.
- High protein diet.
- Severe diarrhoea.
- Liver disease.
- Kidney disease.
- Thyroid disease.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease).
- Celiac disease.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for the blood test results is 1-2 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.