Protein electrophoresis - serum - Results
- Total protein: 6.4 to 8.3 g/dL
- Albumin: 3.5 to 5.0 g/dL
- Alpha-1 globulin: 0.1 to 0.3 g/dL
- Alpha-2 globulin: 0.6 to 1.0 g/dL
- Beta globulin: 0.7 to 1.2 g/dL
- Gamma globulin: 0.7 to 1.6 g/dL
Note: g/dL = grams per deciliter
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
The examples above show the common measurements for results for these tests. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens.
What abnormal results mean:
Decreased total protein may indicate:
Increased alpha-1 globulin proteins may be due to:
Decreased alpha-1 globulin proteins may be a sign of:
Increased alpha-2 globulin proteins may indicate:
- Acute inflammation
- Chronic inflammation
Decreased alpha-2 globulin proteins may indicate:
Increased beta globulin proteins may indicate:
Decreased beta globulin proteins may indicate:
Increased gamma globulin proteins may indicate:
Note: Blood test results may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
- Reviewed last on: 2/5/2010
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
McPherson R. Specific proteins. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2006:chap 19.
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