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Total Protein and A/G Ratio

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Also known as: TP; Albumin/Globulin Ratio
Formal name: Total Protein; Albumin to Globulin Ratio

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

As part of a general health checkup, to determine your nutritional status or to screen for and help diagnose certain liver and kidney disorders as well as other diseases

When to Get Tested?

When you have a routine physical exam or when you experience unexpected weight loss or fatigue, or when your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver or kidney disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or by fingerstick (adults and children) or heelstick (newborns)

Test Preparation Needed?