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Albumin (serum)

   Units Nonpregnant Female First Trimester Second Trimester Third Trimester
  g/dL 4.1 - 5.3 3.1 - 5.1 2.6 - 4.5
 
2.3 - 4.2
g/L 41 - 53 31 - 51 26 - 45 23- 42

Albumin may be elevated in congestive heart failure, glucocorticoid excess, congenitally
Albumin may be decreased with kidney disease, hypothyroidism, debilitating disease, malnutrition, burns, polydipsia, protein losing enteropathy, liver disease, insufficient anabolic hormones.


References:

Abbassi-Ghanavati M, Greer LG, Cunningham FG. Pregnancy and laboratory studies: a reference table for clinicians. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;114(6):1326-31. PMID:19935037
Wallach, J. Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Eighth ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins,2004

 

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