Alpha 2 Macroglobulin

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Overview Brief

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin is an abundant plasma protein found in the blood and produced by the liver. It works by inhibiting enzymes in many different bodily reactions and helps to prevent blood clots from being broken down too quickly.

What is Alpha 2 Macroglobulin?

Levels of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin can be raised in patients with nephrotic syndrome, a condition in which the kidney eliminates too much protein in the urine.

Why is Alpha 2 Macroglobulin suggested?

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin symptoms can vary depending on the levels. Reactions are as below:

  • At the low level, shows the sign of liver or kidney diseases.
  • At a high level, indicates a specific type of cancer, Hodgkin’s diseases.

How is Alpha 2 Macroglobulin performed?

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin blood tests may be referred to as immunoassay tests and include:

  • The blood sample is taken out from the vein in the arm, and the serum is tested for A2M.
  • The skin around is cleared with 70% isopropyl alcohol to prevent.
  • Then wraps an elastic band around your arm close to the site to allow your veins to fill with blood.

What are the parameters measured in Alpha 2 Macroglobulin?

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin test can be conducted via the following methods:

  • The blood sample is taken from the vein in the arm, and the serum is tested for A2M.

Preparation before performing Alpha 2 Macroglobulin

The preparation for the Alpha 2 Macroglobulin test includes:

  • Discuss medical history and allergies with the doctor.
  • Overnight fasting is preferred.
  • Wear light clothes and half sleeves.

Post-care after Alpha 2 Macroglobulin

You should take care of below steps for Alpha 2 Macroglobulin:

  • Change your clothes frequently.

Sample types in Alpha 2 Macroglobulin

Few samples are for Alpha 2 Macroglobulin as follows:

  • Blood test.

Side effects/risks of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized. Some of the side effects are:

  • Series of blood test may be conducted.

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