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SERUM TOTAL PROTEIN
1) What does serum total protein mean?
A total serum protein test measures the total amount of protein in the blood. It also measures the amounts of two major groups of protein in the blood. Albumin and globulin. Albumin is made mainly in the liver.
2) What are normal serum protein level?
These values may vary according to the individual laboratory.
|Total Protein||6.4-8.3 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or 64-83 grams per liter (g/L)|
|In Children||4.3 to 7.6 g/dL|
|In Adults||6.0 to 8.0g/dL|
|Globulin||2.5 to 3.5|
3) High value
High blood protein is not a specific disease or condition in itself. Certain proteins in the blood may be elevated because of :
– Chronic infection or inflammation like( HIV AIDS or Viral Hepatitis)
– Early sign of bone marrow disorder
High albumin may indicate:
– Severe dehydration
High globulin may indicate:
– Blood related disease like as follow
– Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
– Kidney disorder
– Multiple Myeloma
– Hemolytic Anemia
4) Low value
A low total protein level can suggest :
– a liver disorder,
– a kidney disorder, .
– conditions that cause malabsorption, (such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).)
Low Albumin value may causes:
– Kidney disorder
– Liver disorder
– Rheumatoid disorder
– Gastrointestinal disorder
5) Purpose of protein test?
It may be advised if you have:
– unexplained weight loss
– edema, which is swelling caused by extra fluid in your tissues
– symptoms of kidney or liver disease
6) How serum protein test get it done?
Lab technician will draw blood from a vein in your arm or the back of your hand. It can also be done with a finger prick. Make sure to drink plenty water before taking this test. Being dehydrated can change the results.
7) What you should know before test?
Talk to your doctor about your medication before you take this test.
Medications that can affect the test results include:
-birth control pills
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