What Does Low Protein Mean In Blood Test?

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This test measures the types of protein in the fluid (serum) part of a blood sample.

See also:

  • Immunoelectrophoresis - serum
  • Immunofixation - serum
  • Serum globulin electrophoresis

Alternative Names

Lipoprotein electrophoresis

How the test is performed

A blood sample is needed. For information on giving a blood sample from a vein, see venipuncture.

Electrophoresis is a laboratory technique. The blood serum (the liquid part of the blood without the cells) is placed on specially treated paper and...

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