Albumin (ALB) Testing
How to check your Albumin levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is An Albumin Test For?
Albumin (ALB) is a protein produced by the liver and is the most abundant protein in the blood.
It transports components throughout the body, nourishes tissues & prevents blood vessel leakage.
Albumin is highly sensitive to liver damage so lower levels can indicate when the liver is damaged.
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Albumin Testing UK Statistics 2021
12.2% of people tested have Albumin levels which are too high.
The average Albumin result is 47.2 g/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Albumin in their blood than women.
As many as one in five men tested have high levels of Albumin
of people have Albumin blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 87.8% with normal results?
What If Albumin Test Levels Are High?
High albumin concentrations in the blood usually result from dehydration.
Certain drugs, especially hormones & steroids, can increase albumin in your blood too.
What If Albumin Test Levels Are Low?
As the most prevalent blood protein this can indicate liver disease, reflect kidney disease, or be seen in severe inflammation or shock. It's also possible you have a condition affecting how readily you absorb and digest protein.
Abnormal albumin levels are common in people with kidney disorders or chronic liver disease. Likewise if you have an inflammatory condition of any sort or have prolonged diarrhoea.
We recommend you discuss this further with a medical professional. A urine albumin test would also be useful to help rule out kidney issues.
How To Test Albumin?
The Albumin (ALB) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Albumin in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Albumin levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Liver Function Home Test Kit includes a Albumin test and is available for just £39.
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