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Which of the following statements concerning the measurement of serum albumin to assess the degree of malnutrition in a patient is correct? (A) A low serum albumin indicates malnutrition. (B) The half-life of serum albumin is is required for albumin synthesis.(C) Circulating tumor necrosis factor alpha is required for albumin synthesis (D) Measurement of a longer-lived circulating protein such as transferrin gives a better indication of the nutritional state. (E) Albumin levels are unaffected by changes in extracellular volume.about 3 weeks.



Which of the following statements concerning the measurement of serum albumin to assess the degree of malnutrition in a patient is correct?
(A) A low serum albumin indicates malnutrition.
(B) The half-life of serum albumin is is required for albumin synthesis.
(C) Circulating tumor necrosis factor alpha is required for albumin synthesis
(D) Measurement of a longer-lived circulating protein such as transferrin gives a better indication of the nutritional state.
(E) Albumin levels are unaffected by changes in extracellular volume.about 3 weeks.



The answer is B.

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