Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

Co-Autor: Alexander Hentzschel

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Albumins belong to the group of globular proteins. In the human organism, it mainly ensures that the colloid osmotic pressure is maintained and makes many otherwise water-insoluble substances water-soluble by binding them to the albumin. It is also found in milk and eggs.

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Standard values:

<14 years: 38-54g/dl

> 14 years: 40-49g/dl in serum; in urine <30 mg/24.

Pathologically decreased: in malnutrition, infusion therapy, malassimilation, exudative enteropathy, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, malignancies, acute infections, nephrotic syndrome.

Pathologically increased: clinically not relevant; relative pseudohyperalbuminaemia: increase in exsiccosis (control of hematocrit).


Last updated on: 29.10.2020