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A 42-year-old female asked:

My labs came back today and my serum protein is 8.3. is this normal or should i be worried? i have to go back in a month to get it tested.

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Elevated protein: The first question i would ask is, what is your albumin? If your serum Albumin is less than 50% of your total protein, you may have a paraproteinemia. Then, you would need to go to a hematologist and have a serum protein electrophoresis (ep) as well as an immunoglobulin ep of your blood. If you have any serious blood condition, these tests will diagnose it. Good luck.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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