Biomarkers

What is Alpha-2-Globulin, Urine? High and low values | Lab results explained

Alpha-2 globulins is a class of proteins that has many functions in the body and is involved in inflammation.

Proteins are substances made of small chemicals called amino acids. They have a number of roles:

– They provide structure to the body.

– They help transport nutrients.

– They help the body fight off disease.

Too much or too little protein can cause problems.

In general, proteins are found in the blood of healthy people. They play an important role in supporting optimal body functioning and health. For example, they:

– carry oxygen to where it’s needed in the body

– aid in digestion

– support muscle movement

– fight off disease

– support the growth and maintenance of tissues throughout the entire body

However, you should not have a lot of protein in your urine.

References:

–  Understanding and Interpreting Serum Protein Electrophoresis [L]

–  Protein Electrophoresis Immunofixation Electrophoresis [L]

https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/tests/protein-electrophoresis-serum

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087113-overview#a2

Higher values:

In general, proteins are found in the blood of healthy people. They play an important role in supporting optimal body functioning and health. For example, they:

– carry oxygen to where it’s needed in the body

– aid in digestion

– support muscle movement

– fight off disease

– support the growth and maintenance of tissues throughout the entire body

However, you should not have a lot of protein in your urine.

Disclaimer:

Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you.

The information on healthmatters.io is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

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