ALBUMIN

ALBUMIN

Formal Name Albumin, serum


Why Get Tested?

To screen for and help diagnose a liver disorder or kidney disease; sometimes to evaluate nutritional status, especially in hospitalized patients

When To Get Tested?

Routinely as part of the blood tests done for a physical; when a healthcare practitioner thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder or kidney disease; sometimes when you have unintended weight loss, have symptoms associated with malnutrition, or prior to a planned surgery


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