It a test to measure the levels of proteins called globulins in a blood sample. The fluid that the globulins are in is called the serum.
The purpose of the test is to look at globulin proteins in the blood that he’ll diagnose medical conditions. Globulins can be alpha, beta or gamma globulins. Certain diseases produce too many immunoglobulins.
A blood sample is needed. A four hour fast may be required, prior to the test. Certain medication may affect the test so the health professional must be informed
The normal value ranges are from 2.0 -3.5 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or 20 – 35 grams per liter (mg/L). Abnormal results can mean infection, bone marrow cancer (multiple myeloma), chronic inflammatory disease such as arthritis, hyper immunization.