Total protein blood test in Belfast

Get an Total protein blood test delivered straight to your door in Belfast. Track what’s going on inside your body and improve your health.

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What is total protein?

Total protein is your albumin and globulin levels combined. These are proteins produced by your liver. A total protein test is used to check your liver and kidney function.


What is its function?

Albumin Albumin helps transport nutrients and hormones. It also helps grow and repair tissues in your body.

**Globulins ** Globulins have a number of important roles in your body, like helping your blood to clot and fighting infections.


What can cause my levels to change?

Low total protein Low total protein levels can be a sign of liver damage or kidney disease. It might also be a sign that you’re not absorbing food properly — for example, if you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or coeliac disease.

High total protein High total protein levels can be a sign of chronic inflammation or an infection like viral hepatitis.


What are the most common symptoms?

If your total protein levels are high as a result of liver damage, common symptoms include:

  • jaundice — yellow skin and eyes
  • itching
  • nausea and vomiting
  • tiredness
  • unexplained weight loss
  • swelling around your eyes, stomach, or legs

What can I do to change them?

To prevent out of range total protein levels caused by liver damage, avoid too much:

  • saturated and trans fats — like fried foods, red meat, cakes, pastries, and cream
  • refined carbohydrates — like white bread and white pasta
  • added sugars — like fruit juices, fizzy drinks, and sweets
  • salt — like frozen foods, salted nuts, and smoked or cured meats
  • alcohol — limit to 14 units a week (equivalent to about 6 pints or 7 medium-sized glasses of wine)

High albumin levels can sometimes be caused by dehydration or eating too much protein. So if your albumin level is high, make sure you're drinking enough water and your diet isn't too high in protein.

What is Thriva?

We’re a subscription-based health tracking company. With our blood testing kits you can take control of your health and see exactly what’s happening inside your body. Learn what lifestyle really works for you and improve everything from your sleep and energy levels to your heart health.

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Order online and choose how often you’d like a test. We’ll post your kit and it’ll be in your hands the very next day.

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Your kit contains everything you need for your simple finger-prick blood test. When you’re done, use the freepost envelope to send it back.

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Your full results, along with a personalised report from a qualified GP, will be available to access online.

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