Michael Mallea MD


Urea

Urea is a waste product that is made in the intestines and liver when protein breaks down. The kidneys then eliminate urea from the body in urine.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver and released into the blood. It helps prevent blood from leaking out of blood vessels, carries medicines and other substances through the blood, and is important for tissue growth and healing. When albumin levels drop, fluid may collect in the ankles (pedal edema)…

Creatinine

Creatinine is a waste product formed by the breakdown of a substance (creatine) important for converting food into energy (metabolism). The creatinine is filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and then passed out of the body in urine. If the kidneys are damaged and can’t function normally, the amount of creatinine in…

Albumin

Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver and released into the blood. It helps prevent blood from leaking out of blood vessels, carries medicines and other substances through the blood, and is important for tissue growth and healing. When albumin levels drop, fluid may collect in the ankles (pedal edema)…

Urea

Urea is a waste product that is made in the intestines and liver when protein breaks down. The kidneys then eliminate urea from the body in urine.