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19 Jul

Total Protein Test

Brief:

Albumin and globulin are two types of protein in your body. The total protein test measures the total amount of albumin and globulin in your body. 

 

Technical purpose:

It’s usually done as a part of a regular checkup. Your doctor may also order it if you have symptoms like weight loss or fatigue or if you’re showing signs of kidney or liver disease.

 

Test Process:

You’ll need to have blood drawn so a sample can be analyzed in a lab. The lab technician will draw blood from a vein in your arm or the back of your hand. First, they’ll clean the site with an antiseptic wipe. They’ll wrap a band around your arm to apply pressure to the area and gently insert the needle into the vein. The blood will collect into a tube attached to the needle. Once the tube is full, the band and the needle will be removed from your arm. 

 

Test Outcome:

The normal range for total protein is between 6 and 8.3 grams per deciliter (g/dL). This range may vary slightly among laboratories. These ranges are also due to other factors such as age, gender, population and test method.

 

Total Cholesterol: 

Brief – Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries.

 

Technical Purpose:

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is referred to as “bad” cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is referred to as “good” cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from your blood.

 

Test Process:

Generally, you’re required to fast, consuming no food or liquids other than water, for nine to 12 hours before the test. Some cholesterol tests don’t require fasting, so follow the instructions provided by your doctor. Cholesterol. Lab Tests Online.

 

Test Outcome:

Total blood cholesterol level: High risk: 240 mg/dL and above. Borderline high risk: 200-239 mg/dL. Desirable: Less than 200 mg/dL.

 

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