Globulin

Description: 
Qualitative assessment of immunoglobulin levels.

This test is not currently included in the laboratory's scope of UKAS accreditation to ISO15189:2012.
Clinical details: 
Calculated globulins may be included in the liver function test profile in some laboratories. It is a simple calculation which may indicate low immunoglobulin levels (immunodeficiency) or high immunoglobulins (e.g. polyclonal immune response; multiple myeloma).
The following equation is used in the laboratory to estimate globulins.
All measurements are in g/L:
Globulins = Total protein - albumin
Reference range: 

See Chemistry Reference Ranges Document at Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Units: 
g/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Serum
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Storage and transport: 
Serum
Contacts:
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00 h: 07738897061
Out of hours, weekends & bank holidays: find details on Rotawatch on Trust intranet GTi, or contact via GSTT switchboard.
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 19/01/2022