Globulin

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Globulins include alpha 1, alpha 2, beta, and gamma globulins. The alpha 1 fraction consists of alpha 1 antitrypsin, alpha 1 lipoprotein, and alpha 1 acid glycoprotein. The alpha 2 fraction consists of alpha 2 macroglobulin, haptoglobin, and apolipoprotein B. The beta fraction consists of transferrin, hemopexin, complement factors, antithrombin III, and immunoglobulins. The gamma fraction contains the immunoglobulins G,A,M,D, and E. Increases in the gamma fraction of CSF protein are often found in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Purpose of the test

The Globulin Blood Test is used by healthcare providers to measure protein levels in the blood. Globulin is a protein produced by the liver. This test helps in identifying potential health issues such as autoimmune diseases, infections, cancer, liver, or kidney disease based on the levels of globulin in the blood.

Who Should Get Tested

Individuals who exhibit risk factors or symptoms of certain diseases might be recommended this test. Symptoms or conditions that might prompt a globulin test include liver problems, kidney issues, autoimmune diseases, and certain cancers. It can also be used to monitor the progression of a disease.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

Globulin levels are measured in grams per deciliter (g/dL). Normal ranges are:

Total proteins: 6.3 to 8.0 g/dL.
Albumin: 3.9 to 4.9 g/dL.
Globulin: 2.0 to 3.5 g/dL.


The test also provides an A/G ratio, which compares the amount of albumin proteins to globulins in the blood. A typical A/G ratio is slightly above 1. High globulin levels can indicate autoimmune diseases, infections, or cancers, while low levels might suggest liver or kidney problems.

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