TOTAL PROTEIN

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Total serum protein is the sum of all circulating proteins and is a major component of blood. Measurements of total protein are used in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases involving liver, kidney or bone marrow as well as other metabolic and nutritional disorders. Increased levels of total protein are seen in hyperimmunoglobulinemia, polyclonal or monoclonal gammopathies. Reduced levels are observed at protein-losing gastroenteropathies, acute burns, nephrotic syndrome. Miscellaneous decreases due to decreased synthesis of proteins are seen at severe protein deficiency, chronic liver disease, malabsorption syndrome, malnutrition, agammaglobulinemia.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid, ready-to-use
Shelf life: 24 months @ 2-8 C
On-Board Stability: 60 days
Sample: Fresh plasma, or preferably serum
Detection limit: 0.16 g/dL
Linearity: 0.28–12 g/dL


Packaging
For Use On
MEDILYZER
EX-OLYMPUS
GENERAL PURPOSE
SIEMENS ADVIA
Packaging
6x40 Tests & 6x95 Tests
4x200 Tests & 4x500 Tests
R1 2x125 mL, R2 2x125mL & R1 4x125 mL
4x200 Tests & 4x650 Tests