Albumin

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Albumin is a protein found in plasma. It is a protein produced by the liver[1] which regulates colloidal osmotic pressure by binding bilirubin, cations and fatty acids in the blood[2].

References

  1. Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Albumin - serum, urine, and 24-hour urine. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. 6th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:110-112.
  2. SMART. [online] Available at: http://smart.embl.de/smart/do_annotation.pl?DOMAIN=SM00103 [Accessed 21st October 2013]
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