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Protein Total, Serum

Overview of PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST

Protein Total Serum Test is a part of routine health check-up. This test , along with other tests can be used to diagnose several disorders. This measures the total amount of protein in the serum.

What is PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST?

Protein Total Serum Test is a blood test used to diagnose various kidney and liver disorders.

Protein Total Serum Test measures the amount of total protein and the ratio of albumin to globulin ratio. The result of the  Protein Total Serum Test is received within 24-48 hours of sample collection.

Why is PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST suggested?

Protein Total Serum Test is suggested for the following reasons:

  • When there is unexplained weight loss, fatigue, edema.
  • Symptoms of kidney and/or liver disease are present.
  • Presence of any blood disease.

How is PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST performed?

Protein Total Serum Test is performed in the following manner:

  • Blood is withdrawn from a vein in the forearm.
  • Site of blood withdrawal is covered with a band aid.

What are the parameters measured in PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST?

The parameters tested in  Protein Total Serum Test are the albumin to globulin ratio are the amount of total protein in the serum. Normally total protein is 6-8.3 g/dL. Normally Albumin/globulin ratio is 1.

 

Preparation before performing PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST

Preparation before Protein Total Serum Test involves:

  • Inform the doctor of current medication the patient is on.

Post-care after PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST

There is no post care requirements after Protein Total Serum Test.

Sample types in PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST

            Sample type in Protein Total Serum Test is:

  • 5 ml – 2 ml blood.

Side effects/risks of PROTEIN TOTAL SERUM TEST

There are no side effects of Protein Total Serum Test.

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