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Why do you need a total serum protein test?

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Your doctor might order a total serum protein test as part of a routine checkup. But he may also want to:

  • Make sure you’re getting enough nutrition
  • Screen for liver, kidney, or blood disease
  • See if you’re at risk for an infection
  • Find the cause for symptoms you’re having

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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