Total Protein (TP) Testing
How to check your Total Protein levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Total Protein Test For?
A Total Protein test is also known as an Albumin to Globulin Ratio test.
Proteins are absorbed from foods and are vital parts of all cells and tissues. They are used to build muscles, skin, blood, bones and cartilage as well as making enzymes, hormones and other essential chemicals.
The total protein test measures the blood levels of two different classes of proteins; albumin and globulin.
Abnormal levels can result from liver or kidney disorders.
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Total Protein Testing UK Statistics 2021
6.5% of people tested have Total Protein levels which are too high.
And 0.7% have levels that are too low.
The average Total Protein result is 74.4 g/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher total protein blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in fourteen women tested have high levels of Total Protein
of people have Total Protein blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 92.8% with normal results?
What If Total Protein Test Levels Are High?
High total protein levels can indicate dehydration or it can be caused by drugs including androgens, growth hormone, insulin, and progesterone.
Several serious conditions can lead to an accumulation of abnormal protein so further investigation is recommended.
What If Total Protein Test Levels Are Low?
Low levels of total protein can indicate both liver or kidney disorders, or conditions where protein is not digested or absorbed from food correctly. Further investigation is required to determine the cause; please discuss with your GP.
How To Test Total Protein?
The Total Protein (TP) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Total Protein in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Total Protein levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Liver Function Home Test Kit includes a Total Protein test and is available for just £39.
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