MediGoo Instant Kidney Albumin Test
- Home test for kidney albumin levels
- Potential indicator for kidney disease
- No worrying waits with instant results
- Reliable laboratory level test
- Easy to perform urine test
Potentially detect severe kidney disease
Albumin is a protein made by the liver. It makes up about 60% of the total protein in the blood and plays many roles. This test measures the level of albumin in the blood.
Albumin keeps fluid from leaking out of blood vessels; nourishes tissues; and transports hormones, vitamins, drugs, and substances like calcium throughout the body. Levels of albumin may decrease, to a greater or lesser degree, when conditions interfere with its production by the liver, increase protein breakdown, increase protein loss via the kidneys, and/or expand plasma volume (diluting the blood).
Two important causes of low blood albumin include:
Severe liver disease—since albumin is produced by the liver, its level can decrease with loss of liver function; however, this typically occurs only when the liver has been severely affected.
Kidney disease—one of the many functions of the kidneys is to conserve plasma proteins such as albumin so that they are not released along with waste products when urine is produced. Albumin is present in high concentrations in the blood, and when the kidneys are functioning properly, virtually no albumin is lost in the urine. However, if a person's kidneys become damaged or diseased, they begin to lose their ability to conserve albumin and other proteins. This is frequently seen in chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. In nephrotic syndrome, very high amounts of albumin are lost through the kidneys.
A drop in your Albumin levels is bad news your health no matter what the cause of it is so it’s best to find out if your levels are low. Medigoo have developed a home test kit that accurately measures the level of albumin in your urine. The guidance you receive with the test will help you interpret the results, so you can act accordingly and visit the doctor if you need too. The test results are instant, so you don’t have weeks of worrying whilst you wait.
|Recommended For||Test kidney albumin levels for a marker for kidney disease|
|Included Contents||Kidney Albumin Test|
|Can Be Used With Biofeedback||No|