The Total Serum Protein with Albumin/Globulin Ratio test may form a part of routine health check-up (along with other tests). It is also performed on individuals in the following scenarios:
Sample required: Blood
Process: Insertion of needle into a vein (arm) or, by pricking an infant’s heel or, using the finger-stick (finger prick) method in adults and children.
Preparation required: None
A low level of total protein indicates:
A low level of albumin/globulin ratio indicates:
A high level of total protein indicates:
A high level of albumin/globulin ratio indicates:
The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario.
Certain medications that you may be currently taking may influence the outcome of the test. Hence, it is important to inform your healthcare provider, the complete list of medications (including any herbal supplements) you are currently taking. This will help the healthcare provider interpret your test results more accurately and avoid unnecessary chances of a misdiagnosis.
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