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Globulin

£39

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Key benefits

1

Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories

2

Easy-to-use
test kits you can do at home

3

Confidential results
provided securely online

4

Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Globulin

About this test

Globulin is one of the two types of serum proteins, the other being albumin.

Some globulins are produced in the liver, while others are made by the immune system.

Globulin consists of different proteins and is made by the liver and the immune system. Certain globulins bind with haemoglobin while others transport metals, such as iron, in the blood and help fight infection.

The globulin level may be elevated in:

  • Chronic infections (parasites, some cases of viral and bacterial infection)

  • Liver disease (biliary cirrhosis, obstructive jaundice)

  • Carcinoid syndrome

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Multiple myelomas, leukemias, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia

  • Autoimmunity (Systemic lupus, collagen diseases

  • Kidney dysfunction (Nephrosis)

The serum globulin level may be decreased in:

  • Nephrosis (A Condition in which the kidney does not filter the protein from the blood and it leaks into the urine)

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Emphysema)

  • Acute haemolytic anaemia

  • Liver dysfunction

  • Hypogammaglobulinaemia/Agammaglobulinaemia

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Proteins

Globulin consists of different proteins and is made by the liver and the immune system. Certain globulins bind with haemoglobin while others transport metals, such as iron, in the blood and help fight infection.

Finger-prick blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Globulin finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.

How to collect a finger-prick blood sample

Postage & packaging

Your Globulin test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Globulin test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Globulin test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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