What is Total Proteins test?
The total protein test measures the total amount of albumin and globulin in your body. Proteins are synthesized by the liver. Their main function is to maintain the osmotic pressure of the blood and act as a carrier molecule of many hormones and related substances. Protein levels are compromised in case of any liver damage or malnutrition.
Why get the Total Proteins test?
The protein test is usually a part of a routine health checkup, which helps assess liver functionality. This test also helps doctors/healthcare providers to diagnose the nephrotic syndrome, a condition that affects your kidneys.
When to take this test?
AnytimeEvery 6 monthsNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Proteins