Protein Total, Serum Test, Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Patient Preparing : No fasting is required for this test. Continue with your normal diet unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.

₹ 200


Protein plays a key role in virtually all biological processes and amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, are essential for growth and repair of body tissues. They function as enzymes, in membranes, as transport carriers, and in some cases as hormones. The body contains large amounts of protein, most of it in skeletal muscle. The serum total protein test measures the total amount of two classes of proteins found in the fluid portion of your blood: albumin and globulin. Proteins are important parts of all cells and tissues. For example, albumin helps prevent fluid from leaking out of blood vessels. Globulins are a group of proteins that include enzymes and antibodies.

Test Name Protein Total, Serum
Sample Type Blood
Preparations Required No fasting is required for this test. Continue with your normal diet unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
Report Time 4 hours
Price in Hyderabad ₹ 200

Why is the Protein Total, Serum test done?

This test is used as a part of your routine health checkup. It is also used to detect diseases related to improper protein metabolism and diseases that affect the liver, kidneys, or immune system.

What do the results mean?

A higher than normal level of protein in your blood may indicate a medical condition such as dehydration, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, HIV/AIDS, multiple myeloma, or amyloidosis. A lower than normal level can indicate conditions like liver disease, malnutrition, kidney disease, or an autoimmune disorder.

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Is there any preparation needed before the test?

No special preparation is needed before this test. You can eat and drink normally unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

Is the Protein Total, Serum test painful?

The test involves a standard blood draw, which may result in mild discomfort and bruising at the site of injection. Any discomfort is usually minimal and goes away shortly after the test.

How long does it take to get the results?

Generally, the test results are available within 1-2 days. However, the exact turnaround time can vary from lab to lab.

What factors can affect the test results?

Various factors can affect the test results such as dehydration, certain medications, recent immunizations, stress, pregnancy, and high-protein diet.

How often should I get the Protein Total, Serum test?

Your healthcare provider will recommend how often you should get this test based on your health condition and if you're being treated for a liver or kidney disease.

What is the normal range for the Protein Total, Serum test?

The normal range for total serum protein is typically around 6 to 8.3 grams per deciliter (g/dL). However, the normal range can slightly vary depending on the laboratory techniques and equipment used.

What precautions should I take after undergoing this test?

No special precautions are necessary after undergoing this test. However, if you're feeling lightheaded or dizzy after the blood draw, it's advisable to rest and hydrate yourself.

Are there any risks associated with this test?

The test is generally safe and carries minimal risks that are associated with a routine blood draw. These may include slight pain or bruising at the site of needle insertion, fainting, or light-headedness.

Can I take medications before undergoing the Protein Total, Serum test?

It's important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications and supplements you're currently taking, as some medicines can affect the test results.

What should I do if I have abnormal test results?

If you have abnormal test results, it's important to discuss them with your healthcare provider. The provider may recommend additional tests or treatments based on your results and overall health condition.

Can this test be used to diagnose a specific disease?

The Protein Total, Serum test is not used to diagnose a specific disease. However, it helps to evaluate overall health status and detect a variety of diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease, or disorders related to the immune system.

Is it possible to have a normal protein level while having a health issue?

Yes, it's possible to have normal protein levels even if you have a health problem. This test is generally used as a part of a comprehensive health evaluation and is not specific to any particular disease.

Who should be consulted in case of abnormal test results?

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult a healthcare provider who specializes in internal medicine, gastroenterology, or nephrology, depending on the associated symptoms and underlying health conditions.

In summary, the Protein Total, Serum test is a simple, routine examination that can provide a wealth of information about your overall health. An abnormal result isn't a reason to panic, but it's an indication that you may need further evaluation to find out what's causing the abnormal protein levels in your blood. Always remember, early detection is the key to managing and treating many health conditions.

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