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HATANPAA at DELPHI.COM HATANPAA at news.delphi.com
Wed Feb 15 19:09:24 EST 1995

Larry Sharp wrote
>There is a strong inverse correlation of Albumin levels with mortality
>for all age groups. 45 is a good level, but 50 would be better.

When you lie in bed your albumin goes down because your blood is
more diluted than when you sit or stand. Also if you don't eat
properly, whatever the reason, your albumin goes down.

I don't think serum albumin provides any useful information as a
screening test for healthy adults. It is a waste of money.

Will Leland wrote:
>I have always been tested as high on albumin.  They just keep telling me to
>drink more water.
(stuff deleted)
>Anyone have thoughts on how to lower albumin?

Before blood tests, don't eat but maintain your normal intake of fluids by
drinking water. Be sure to sit at least 15 minutes just before blood is

Kimmo Hatanpaa, M.D.

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