Albumin Blood Test
Albumin Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures the level of Albumin in a blood sample. Albumin is the most common type of protein making up over 60% of the total protein in the blood. It is produced by the liver and helps to transport other substances such as vitamins and enzymes through the blood. Low albumin levels can be caused by a number of conditions including liver disease, Cirrhosis, infection, inflammation, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, malnutrition, hypothyroidism, and recent surgery.
An albumin blood test is often ordered as part of routine general health testing. It may also be ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms associated with liver disease or malnutrition. Albumin can be tested by itself or as part of larger panels such as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), Renal Function Panel, and Hepatic Function test.
Turnaround time for the Albumin blood test is typically 1 business day.