Albumin is a binding and transport protein used for diagnosis and monitoring of liver diseases and detection of malnutrition.

Reference Ranges

Adults3.5 - 5.2 g/dL507-756 µmol/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Dehydration

Decreased in

  1. Renal disease, i.e. nephrotic syndrome with protein lost in urine
  2. Liver insufficiency with decreased albumin synthesis
  3. Severe malnutrition
  4. Acute inflammation
  5. Chronic inflammation
  6. Maglignancy
  7. Pregnancy


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