Clinical Use:
Background: Serum proteins such as albumin and most of the alpha and beta immunoglobulins are formed from amino acids in the liver, or they are synthesised or secreted as antibodies by plasma cells in the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen and elsewhere. They function in the defence against infection, and the maintenance of body pH and osmotic pressure. Serum proteins are also a reserve source of amino acids.
Reference Ranges: 60 – 80 g/L
Associated Diseases:
Patient Preparation:
Specimen Requirements: Sample type:

    • Serum


  • Lithium Heparin Plasma

Sample identification:

  • Three patient identifiers from
    • Name
    • D.O.B.
    • Address
    • N.H.S. number
    • Unit Number

    should match on the specimen and request form. This check may be performed prior to centrifugation by the Central Sort department.

Turnaround Time: 2 hours
Additional Information:
Referred Test: