Proteins are the building blocks of all cells and tissues: they are an integral part of physical growth and health. Proteins form the structural part of most organs and make up enzymes and hormones that regulate body functions.
This test measures the total amount of the various types of proteins in the liquid (serum or plasma) portion of the blood.
A total protein test is frequently ordered as part of a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) when an individual undergoes a routine health checkup. Total protein may also be ordered to provide general information about a person’s nutritional status. It can be ordered along with several other tests to provide information when someone has symptoms that suggest a liver, kidney, or bone marrow disorder, or to investigate the cause of abnormal pooling of fluid in tissue (edema).
Fasting Required: No
CPT Code: 84155
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