Total Protein Test - part of the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

The total protein test measures the total amount of two classes of proteins found in the fluid portion of your blood. These are albumin and globulin.

This test is part of Cardio-Med's complete physical exam.

Proteins are important parts of all cells and tissues.

Why the Test is Performed

This test is often done to diagnose nutritional problems, kidney disease or liver disease.

If total protein is abnormal, you will need to have more tests will need to be done to look for the exact cause of the problem.

Normal Results

The normal range is 6.0 to 8.3 gm/dL (grams per deciliter).

What Abnormal Results Mean

Higher-than-normal levels may be due to:

Lower-than-normal levels may be due to:

Total protein measurement may be increased during pregnancy.


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Adapted from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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