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Protein (Total)

Alias: TP

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Mostly forms a part of a liver function test profile, and not often requested in isolation. It can be used to calculate globulin which may indicate activation or depletion of immune system (immunoglobulin). Can help indicate certain liver, kidney disorders and several other diseases.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
<15 days - 53-83 g/L
15 days to less than 1 yr - 44-71 g/L
1 year to <6 years - 61-75 g/L
6 years to <9 years - 64-77 g/L
9 years to <19 years - 65-81 g/L
19 years and above - 60 - 80 g/L
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 09-05-2024