An albumin measurement is a quantification of albumin in blood. Serum albumin, the main protein of plasma, has a good binding capacity for water, Ca2+, Na+, K+, fatty acids, hormones, bilirubin and drugs. Its main function is the regulation of the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. Major zinc transporter in plasma, typically binds about 80% of all plasma zinc. Low levels of albumin in the blood may indicate liver disease.

Synonyms:

blood albumin

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serum_albumin
  • http://labtestsonline.org.uk/understanding/analytes/albumin/tab/test/
  • http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P02768
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