Albumin - Normal Range

Albumin represents approximately two-thirds of the total protein found in the blood. Albumin is important for maintaining water inside the blood vessels. This protein is produced by the liver and is normally secreted into the blood in large amounts. Its presence in the blood reflects both dietary intake of protein and the liver’s ability to make proteins.

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

Fasting isn’t required for the test.

The normal range is 3.5 to 5.5 g/dL or 35-55 g/liter. This range may vary slightly in different laboratories.

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