Albumin: Potential Sources of Error in your Lab Result

ALBUMIN: What is albumin, and what does the albumin test measure? Albumin makes up 50-60% of blood plasma proteins. It is a protein found in the blood plasma. Albumin is synthesized by the liver, and used as an index of hepatic functional status in chronic liver disease. An albumin test may be ordered if your liver or kidneys aren’t working as they should. What does albumin do in our body?

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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP): Potential Sources of Error in your Lab Result

Learn more about alkaline phosphatase what what can interfere with ALP lab tests.

An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures the amount of ALP in your blood. Where is this enzyme found in the body? ALP is an enzyme found in many parts of your body. Each part of your body produces a different type of ALP. Most ALP is found in your liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system.

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