Total protein test

A total protein test is used to measure the amount of protein in your blood.

Introduction

A total protein test is used to measure the amount of protein in your blood.

The test can help diagnose health conditions including:

If your total protein levels are abnormal, further tests will be needed to find out which specific proteins are responsible for the abnormality.This will enable an accurate diagnosis to be made.

Read more about the total protein test at Lab Tests Online UK.

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