Serum Protein

 Serum protein reflects the total amount of albumin and globulins in the plasma. Protein regulates osmotic pressure and is necessary for the formation of many hormones, enzymes, and antibodies; it is a major source of building material for blood, skin, hair, nails, and internal organs. Increased in conditions such as Addison’s disease, autoimmune collagen disorders, chronic infection, and Crohn’s disease. Decreased in conditions such as burns, cirrhosis, edema, and severe hepatic disease.

Normal Lab Value for Serum Protein: 

  • 6 to 8 g/dL