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Albumin

Also known as: ALB
Formal name: Albumin
Related tests: Prealbumin, Microalbumin, Urinalysis, Liver panel

 

  • Why should I do it?

To screen for a liver disorder or kidney disease or to evaluate nutritional status, especially in hospitalized patients, along with or instead of a prealbumin test

 

  • When should I do it?

When your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder or kidney disease; sometimes when you have an unintended weight loss, have symptoms associated with malnutrition, or prior to a planned surgery

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None