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.
60 – 80 g/L
- Lithium Heparin Plasma
- Three patient identifiers from
- N.H.S. number
- Unit Number