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What should you know about a total serum protein test?

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As part of a regular health checkup, your doctor may order blood work. This often includes a total serum protein test. It measures the amount of protein in your blood. This can give you insight into your general health. It can also be used to look for some serious health problems.

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Total Protein Test.”

LabTests Online/American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Total Protein and Albumin/Globulin (A/G) Ratio.”

Mayo Clinic: “High Blood Protein.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Total Protein and A/G Ratio,” “Albumin (Blood).”

The Institute for Effective Diagnosis and Treatment: “Albumin/Globulin Ratio.”

Auburn Community Hospital: “Total Serum Protein.”

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital: “Obtaining Blood Via Heel Stick.”  

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 22, 2017

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Total Protein Test.”

LabTests Online/American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Total Protein and Albumin/Globulin (A/G) Ratio.”

Mayo Clinic: “High Blood Protein.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Total Protein and A/G Ratio,” “Albumin (Blood).”

The Institute for Effective Diagnosis and Treatment: “Albumin/Globulin Ratio.”

Auburn Community Hospital: “Total Serum Protein.”

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital: “Obtaining Blood Via Heel Stick.”  

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 22, 2017

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