Albumin analysis

The early detection of sepsis is of crucial importance for an effective therapy. The functionality of albumin of patients with several liver diseases can be analyzed with the albumin-functionality-test.

Information for physicians

The conformational flexibility of the transport protein albumin in patients with cancer is significantly altered in comparison to people without malignant disease. The albumin-functionality-test is able to determine these changes and thus can detect active tumor growth with a high sensitivity and specificity.

Description for patients

The albumin-functionality-test is a blood test for cancer detection and is suitable in populations with elevated risk of cancer. Furthermore it can be used for therapy monitoring of a known malignant disease as well as for early detection of a relapse after completion of cancer therapy.


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The Albumin-functionality-test is a simple blood test to detect an active tumor growth. It’s applicable to monitor the therapeutic outcome of cancer treatment and as a relapse control.

Additionally it delivers a predicate of detoxification, binding and transport capacity of serum albumin for patients with liver diseases and Sepsis/SIRS. This information is helpful for diagnosis and prognosis.


Cancer facts:
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 (Globocan 2012, IARC). Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 13.1 million deaths in 2030. The reason: Today people are getting older than before, and cancer is a disease which particularly affected older people.

Cancer mortality can be reduced if cases are detected and treated early. Some of the most common cancer types, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, oral cancer and colorectal cancer have higher cure rates when detected early and treated according to best practices. (Key facts according to WHO - World Health Organisation)


Liver diseases:
Every year millions of people are affected liver disease. Untreated it leads to hepatic cirrhosis or liver cell cancer.

Liver diseases can have many different causes: in addition to hepatitis virus, and toxins such as alcohol and drugs, also obesity (overweight), metabolic diseases or autoimmune diseases can damage the liver (Deutsche Leberhilfe e.V., 2014). Viral hepatitis affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver diseases and killing close to 1.4 million people every year (WHO, 2014).


Sepsis facts:
Sepsis affects over 26 million people worldwide each year. One third dies. It is the largest killer of children and new-born infants in the world. Sepsis is increasing at an annual rate of 8-13%.

Sepsis is a life-threating illness arising from the body’s response to infection. More common than heart attack, and more deadly than stroke. It strikes with devastating ferocity in all countries, and is the leading cause of maternal death. Sepsis respects no age, race, gender, or economic status.  Sepsis kills far more people than AIDS, and requires a global fight of equal magnitude. (Key facts according to Global Sepsis Alliance)



last update: October 2016