Catalyst Alb Albumin (12)
Single slide clips to check and monitor Albumin level. Can be added with other chemistry clips to create unique custom panel suitable for patient's need.Principal Reasons for Performing the Test: To investigate causes of hypoalbuminemia: protein-losing nephropathy, protein-losing enteropathy, as well as hepatic insufficiency (decreased production) and decreased absorption due to malabsorption (gastrointestinal disease) or malnutrition. In addition, it is helpful in characterizing the degree of dehydration with increases in serum albumin concentrations and it is commonly decreased with active inflammatory disease (negative acute phase reactant). The test should not be performed in isolation because of its lack of specificity.