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This test measures the amount of albumin in your child's blood. Albumin is a protein. It's made in the liver and released into the blood. It helps keep fluid from leaking out of blood vessels. It also helps carry some medicines and other substances through the blood. It's important for tissue growth and healing.
This test is used to:
In general, you won't need to prepare before your child has this test. Your doctor may give you some specific instructions.
A health professional takes a sample of your child's blood.
The test will take a few minutes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Adaptation Date: 3/2/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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