What is albumin in blood test?

Albumin is a protein that is found in the blood. It is produced by the liver and plays an important role in maintaining the proper balance of fluids in the body. It is an important component of plasma.

A blood test for albumin is commonly used to evaluate a person’s overall health, as well as to help diagnose certain conditions such as

  • liver diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Malnutrition

High levels of albumin can be an indicator of dehydration or an overactive thyroid gland and liver disease such as multiple myeloma.

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