- The albumin – serum test helps to screen and diagnose disorders or diseases of the liver or kidney. It is also used to assess the nutritional status of hospitalized patients.
- The albumin – serum test is done:
- As a routine blood test
- Prior to surgical treatment
- In case of symptoms of abnormal levels of albumin
- In case of symptoms of disorders or diseases of liver or kidney
- In cases of unexplained weight loss
- In case of symptoms associated with malnutrition