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A 26-year-old female asked:

Albumin 4.7, protein total 8.9, globulin 4.2, a/g ratio 1.1. what could this mean? i am very nervous. my a/g ratio was 1.1 a year ago too. please tell me if this is concerning. i am 25 years old?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Normal A/G is 1.2 or above; however, we are only paying concern if this ratio is reversed, i.e. the ratio is less than 1.0. Furthermore, this ratio has not changed in one year so you have nothing to worry.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, ask your doctor if a protein electrophoresis examination is warranted. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Jul 2, 2022

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