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Albumin: Potential Sources of Error in your Lab Result

ALBUMIN: What is albumin, and what does the albumin test measure? Albumin makes up 50-60% of blood plasma proteins. It is a protein found in the blood plasma. Albumin is synthesized by the liver, and used as an index of hepatic functional status in chronic liver disease. An albumin test may be ordered if your liver or kidneys aren’t working as they should. What does albumin do in our body?

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