Some drugs can increase serum albumin. These include anabolic steroids, androgens, growth hormones, and insulin. If you are receiving large amounts of intravenous fluids, the results of this test may be inaccurate.
This test requires a blood draw, which can be done at your local clinic. It will be analysed by an accredited lab, such as Karolinska, Aleris or Unilabs. The first results are usually available within 48h.
The day before the test Avoid fatty foods and alcohol today.
On the day of the test Remember to take I.D. with you when going to take a test.
What happens next?
The lab sends the results to your personal dashboard, with comments from both a doctor and a nutritionist. If results are abnormal, we recommend seeing a doctor and, if appropriate, booking an appointment with a Nordic Wellth nutrition lifestyle specialist.
You may need to make lifestyle and dietary changes.
Why test albumin?
There are many reasons to test albumin. Your doctor may test albumin if s/he suspects liver injury or illness. Albumin can give an indication of your hydration and nutrition status.
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Liver or Kidney Check-up
Albumin is an important part of a kidney health panel.
Monitor changes to your blood values as you make lifestyle changes, take supplements, or undergo treatments.