ALBUMIN

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Human serum albumin is produced in the liver and has a significant role maintaining oncotic pressure, transporting thyroid and other hormones, fatty acids, unconjugated bilirubin, and buffering pH. Serum albumin levels can also affect drugs catabolism rate, as it transports many drugs. Low blood albumin levels (hypoalbuminemia) can be caused by liver disease, decreased production due to malnutrition or malabsorption, in nephrotic syndrome, protein losing enteropathy, burns, redistribution (hemodilution) as in pregnancy, increased vascular permeability or decreased lymphatic clearance, acute disease states, mutation causing analbuminemia (very rare). Hyperalbuminemia can occur in any condition that results in decrease of plasma water.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid ready-to-use
Shelf life: 18 months @ 2-25 C
On-Board Stability: 60 days
Sample: Serum or EDTA plasma
Detection limit: 0.0 g/dL
Linearity: 0.12-6.0 g/dL


Packaging
For Use On
MEDILYZER
EX-OLYMPUS
GENERAL PURPOSE
SIEMENS ADVIA
Packaging
8x70 Tests
4x155 Tests & 4x500 Tests
R1 4x125 mL
4x200 Tests & 4x555 Tests