Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Blood biochemistry: albumin

Synonym(s): Alb, A

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, Elisa Mazzaferro

Overview

  • Produced in liver - major component of total plasma protein Blood biochemistry: total protein Blood biochemistry: total globulin.
  • Relative and absolute changes in plasma levels occur with a variety of disease processes.
  • More useful in combination with total protein measurement. Most osmotically active protein due to abundance and small size.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Colorimetric method based on binding to bromocresol green.
  • Other dyes may result in more variable or erroneous values.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Only useful in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Generally accurate.
  • Routine assay.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J, Feldman E C, Cote E (eds) (2017) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 8th edn. St Louis: Elsevier.
  • Stockham S L, Scott M A (2002) Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Iowa: Iowa State Press.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Brass M L (eds) (1997) Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Boston: Academic Press.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa: Iowa University Press.


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