Abnormal albumin levels can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal albumin levels, we could:
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||12%||Unlikely|
|Nephrotic Syndrome||0%||Ruled out|
|Heart Disease||0%||Ruled out|
Albumin. Unit: g/dL [g/L]
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Under 3.8  (very low)
→ 3.8 to 4.2 [38-42] (low)
→ 4.3 to 5.0 [43-50] (normal)
→ Over 5.0  (high)
Hypoalbuminemia can be caused by certain heart conditions such as congestive heart failure or pericarditis that lead to low albumin levels in the blood.