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Total Protein

Also known as: TP; Albumin/Globulin ratio
Formal name: Total Protein; Albumin/Globulin ratio
Related tests: Albumin; Liver panel; Protein electrophoresis

 

  • Why should I do it?

As part of a general health checkup, to determine your nutritional status or to screen for certain liver and kidney disorders as well as other diseases

 

  • When should I do it?

When you have a routine physical exam or if you experience unexpected weight loss or fatigue or if your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver or kidney disorder

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or by fingerstick (adults and children) or heelstick (newborns)

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None