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Nepal
A 54-year-old male asked:

total protein, serum ( biuret end point) 8.40 g/dl .. bad? what does this mean ? thanks

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Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Why was it checked?: I'm interested to know why it was checked. Every lab has small variants in their "normal ranges" depending on what assays they use. The general normal range for total protein is 6.0 to 8.3 g/dL. Yours is right at the top end of normal. But without knowing what (if any) symptoms you are having or why it was checked, then it doesn't really mean anything. Except that it is basically normal.

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A 41-year-old male asked:

Total protein serum was 8.3 in recent labs. 9 months ago it was 7.7. Is recent increase cause for concern?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the change in protein level per se is not of concern, however it needs to be determined why did the total level go up, especially if the gamma globulins have increased. You may discuss with your doctor if getting a serum protein electrophoresis is warranted.

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