About Protein (urine)
What is the total protein test?
The total protein test measures the total amount of protein in the urine. The two major types of proteins are albumin and globulins. Albumin is the primary protein component of blood plasma. Made by the liver, it is responsible for keeping fluid in your bloodstream and transporting substances such as medicines, enzymes, hormones and vitamins around the body.
Albumin levels can be used to diagnose liver or kidney problems. Disorders associated with abnormal albumin levels include liver disease, kidney disease, malnutrition, malabsorption and dehydration. Globulins are immune proteins produced by the liver and immune system. There are four main types of globulin; alpha-1, alpha-2, beta and gamma (which includes antibodies).
They play a role in a variety of processes including blood clotting, liver function and immune response to pathogens. Globulin level changes are associated with infection, liver disease, kidney disease, autoimmune conditions, nutritional deficiencies and cancers.
Why take the test?
This test measures the total protein concentration in the urine. It is typically used to investigate liver or kidney disease.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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