Serum A/G Ratio (Albumin/Globulin Ratio)
Usually done as a part of Serum Protein Level
Why test for Serum A/G Ratio at Symbion VIP Diagnostics, Ahmedabad ?
This is a blood test to measure the levels of protein in your body. Your liver makes most of the proteins that are found in your blood. Albumin is one major type of protein. Albumin carries many other substances around your system, including medicines and products your body makes. Another kind of protein called globulin has other functions in your body.
This test provides information about the amount of albumin you have compared with globulin. This comparison is called the A/G ratio. This test is useful when your healthcare provider suspects you have liver or kidney disease.
You may need this test to find out whether you have liver disease, such as cirrhosis. Symptoms of cirrhosis include:
- Fluid buildup in the belly, which causes pain and swelling
- Fluid buildup in the feet, ankles, or legs
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Spiderlike blood vessels on the skin
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
This test can also help healthcare providers diagnose nephrotic syndrome, a condition that affects your kidneys. In adults, this problem may be caused by diabetes or lupus. Nephrotic syndrome causes puffiness around your eyes and in your arms and legs and too much protein loss in your urine. Protein testing may also show abnormal results if you have a problem that causes you to lose protein from your digestive tract.