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Alb, A/G ratio.
To assess liver or kidney function and nutritional status.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
(Method: Spectrophotometry) Normally, the A/G ratio is greater than 1.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 10)|
|Newborn||2.6–3.6 g/dL||26–36 g/L|
|Child||3.4–5.2 g/dL||34–42 g/L|
|Adult||3.7–5.1 g/dL||37–51 g/L|
|Older Adult||3.2–4.6 g/dL||32–46 g/L|
|Greater than 90 yr||2.9–4.5 g/dL||29–45 g/L|
|Albumin levels are affected by posture. Results from specimens collected in an upright posture are higher than results from specimens collected in a supine position.|
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