Protein, Total and Albumin Test in La Mesa, California

The Protein, Total and Albumin test contains 1 test with 4 biomarkers.

The major proteins seen in the serum are albumin and globulin-the latter being primarily alpha 1 and alpha 2 globulin, beta globulin and gamma globulin. Albumin accounts for more than 50% of the total serum proteins. The albumin to globulin (A/G) ratio has been used as an index of disease state, however, it is not a specific marker for disease because it does not indicate which specific proteins are altered. The normal A/G ratio is 0.8-2.0. The A/G ratio can be decreased in response to a low albumin or to elevated globulins. Total globulins may be increased in some chronic inflammatory diseases (TB, syphilis) multiple myeloma, collagen disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Decreased levels are seen in hepatic dysfunction, renal disease and various neoplasms.
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Also known as: Globulin, Protein Total and Albumin

Albumin

Albumin is a protein made by the liver. A serum albumin test measures the amount of this protein in the clear liquid portion of the blood.

Albumin/Globulin Ratio

The ratio of albumin to globulin (A/G ratio) is calculated from measured albumin and calculated globulin (total protein - albumin). Normally, there is a little more albumin than globulins, giving a normal A/G ratio of slightly over 1. Because disease states affect the relative amounts of albumin and globulin, the A/G ratio may provide a clue as to the cause of the change in protein levels. A low A/G ratio may reflect overproduction of globulins, such as seen in multiple myeloma or autoimmune diseases, or underproduction of albumin, such as may occur with cirrhosis, or selective loss of albumin from the circulation, as may occur with kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome). A high A/G ratio suggests underproduction of immunoglobulins as may be seen in some genetic deficiencies and in some leukemias. More specific tests, such as liver enzyme tests and serum protein electrophoresis, must be performed to make an accurate diagnosis. With a low total protein that is due to plasma expansion (dilution of the blood), the A/G ratio will typically be normal because both albumin and globulin will be diluted to the same extent.

Globulin

Globulins is the collective term for most blood proteins other than albumin. Identifying the types of globulins can help diagnose certain disorders. Globulins are roughly divided into three groups: alpha, beta, and gamma globulins. Gamma globulines include various types of antibodies such as immunoglobulins (Ig) M, G, and A.

Protein, Total

The total protein is the total amount of two classes of proteins, albumin and globulin that are found in the fluid portion of your blood. Proteins are important parts of all cells and tissues. Your albumin helps prevent fluid from leaking out of blood vessels and your globulins are an important part of your immune system.

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5103 Garfield St
La Mesa, California 91941 Map
Distance 0.00 miles
Phone 619-461-4328
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8881 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 285
La Mesa, California 91942 Map
Distance 2.00 miles
Phone 619-589-9211
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860 Jamacha Rd Ste 103
El Cajon, California 92019 Map
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Phone 619-219-9080
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841 Kuhn Dr Ste 101
Chula Vista, California 91914 Map
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Phone 619-482-0976
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9643 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, California 92071 Map
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2340 E 8th St Ste F
National City, California 91950 Map
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7910 Frost St Ste 180
San Diego, California 92123 Map
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480 4th Ave Ste 101
Chula Vista, California 91910 Map
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3260 3rd Ave
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4060 4th Ave Ste 125
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1855 First Avenue Ste 200-B
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855 3rd Ave Ste 2250
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9333 Genesee Ave Ste 180
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Phone 858-587-2702
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15725 Pomerado Rd Ste 208
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488 E Valley Pkwy Suite 314
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Phone 760-317-8980
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477 N El Camino Real Ste B201
Encinitas, California 92024 Map
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Carlsbad, California 92009 Map
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902 Sycamore Ave Ste 201
Vista, California 92081 Map
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3601 Vista Way Ste 104
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Phone 760-722-7148
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27699 Jefferson Ave Ste 109
Temecula, California 92590 Map
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28780 Single Oak Dr Ste 275
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25405 Hancock Ave. Ste 102
Murrieta, California 92562 Map
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25460 Medical Center Dr Ste 102
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675 Camino De Los Mares Ste 300
San Clemente, California 92673 Map
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