Protein in the serum is made up of albumin (∼ 60%) and globulin.
Globulins are divided into alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, and gamma globulins.
Globulins are made in your liver by your immune system. They play an important role in liver function, blood clotting, and fighting infection. In general, alpha and gamma globulin protein levels increase when there is inflammation in the body.
What does it mean if your Alpha-2-Globulin, Serum result is too low?
Decreased alpha-2 globulin proteins may indicate:
- Breakdown of red blood cells
What does it mean if your Alpha-2-Globulin, Serum result is too high?
Increased alpha-2 globulin proteins may indicate a:
- Acute inflammation
- Chronic inflammation