Primary component of origin
Percent of component
Albumin constitutes about 55% of the proteins in the plasma.
Synthesized in the liver.
In the clinical setting, sometimes used to replace body fluids lost through hemorrhage or tissue edema and to treat shock (thus used as a volume expander), and to treat liver disease. A carrier molecule often added to certain pharmaceuticals to help them stay in the blood stream, and not escape the capillaries.
As with all plasma products there is a risk of transmission of infectious agents.
Pharmaceuticals, found in