Protein, Total Blood Test
Test Code: 001073
Specimen Type: Blood
Protein, Total Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures Protein levels in the blood. Proteins are an essential part of the tissues and cells that make up the body. This test measures the total amount of all proteins (including albumin and globulins) in a person's blood. Measuring protein is a part of most routine general health checks. Protein measurements are a reflection of a number of health conditions including nutritional status, liver and kidney function.
Protein testing is often done as part of routine blood work for general wellness. It may also be used to aid in diagnosing or monitoring liver and kidney disease. It may be used to evaluate nutritional status when someone has experienced unexplained weight loss or shows signs of malnutrition.
A Protein test is also included in a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel and a Hepatic Function test.
Turnaround time for the Protein, Total test is typically 1 business day.
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The Protein, Total test has no fasting requirements.