Total protein test 

  • Overview


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

The test can help diagnose a number of health conditions including:

If your total protein levels are abnormal, further tests will be needed to identify which proteins are too high or too low. This will enable an accurate diagnosis to be made.

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

Page last reviewed: 21/11/2013

Next review due: 21/11/2015


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Blood tests

Blood tests are carried out for a variety of reasons and can provide a wide range of information