Albumin is a concentrated solution of protein which is obtained from healthy donors and administered intravenously to restore plasma volume due to loss by shock, trauma, surgery and burns.
Albumin is one of a group of simple proteins made by the liver. Serum albumin is the main protein found in the blood (about 60% of the total). It is responsible for much of the plasma colloidal osmotic pressure and serves as a transport protein.
Albumin is primarily supplied in vials of either 5% or 25% solution in sizes of 20mL, 50mL, 250mL or 500mL dependent upon solution percentage.