Albumin - Serum

Albumin - Serum


Used to measure the amount of albumin in blood, which is a major form of protein, primarily to diagnose liver and kidney dysfunction.

This Test Includes

Serum Albumin

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Albumin - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

An Albumin test is ordered when a person shows symptoms of liver disorder such as jaundice, fatigue, or weight loss or symptoms of nephrotic syndrome such as swelling around the eyes, belly or legs.

What is this test

Commonly referred to as Blood Albumin, it is a protein made by the liver. A serum albumin test measures the amount of this protein in the clear liquid portion of the blood. It helps move many small molecules through the blood, including bilirubin, calcium, progesterone, and medications and keeps fluids from leaking out of blood vessels; nourishes tissues, and transports hormones, vitamins, and ions like calcium throughout the body and plays a vital role in tissue growth and healing. Albumin plays an important role in keeping the fluid from the blood from leaking out into the tissues. Since albumin is made by the liver, decreased albumin is a sign of liver disease.