Hypoalbuminaemia

Last updated: Tuesday, 14, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Protein (total), albumin.

Raised globulin suggests the presence of liver disease or other underlying disease process associated with reduced albumin synthesis.

Reduced albumin synthesis

  • Acute phase response
  • Chronic liver disease
See Cirrhosis and Autoimmune hepatitis under Hepatitis.
  • Severe/chronic illness

Increased albumin loss

Following plasma/blood loss, including

  • Post-operative

Artefactual result

See Table 1