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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: I went to ER yesterday and my labs came out normal except my total protein was 8.3.
My CT of abdomen was normal as well.
CBC, BMP and LFT were normal except TP of 8.3...
Should i worry what could this mean what do you recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Your value is towards upper limit and generally usual it is not concerning.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Normal range of protein in adult body is 6.0 to 8.3 gm/dl.
However it is important to know that normal range may vary slightly in different laboratories.

Your mentioned value is towards upper limit and generally it is not concerning.

It is good that other values are normal.

In short,there is nothing to be worried about.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar 2 days later
I read in the internet that a cause of elevated Total Protein could be cause of multiple myeloma, im alarmed and scared. I had a CT scan would a CT scan pick up something unusual in my bones.. What do you recommend? What are other reasons for this?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Your value is not raised,it is only towards upper limit.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Your value is not raised,it is only towards upper limit.
In multiple myeloma,CBC including ESR also get deranged.
Patient complain of pain,weakness etc.

I don't think there is need to worried about total protein level.It is acceptable.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
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