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Protein Electrophoresis

By April 23, 2013 - 6:27pm
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I was told I have high levels of protein in my blood. I am being sent to a Hemotologist (Sp?). I noticed one cause can be high cholesterol. Could my PCP tell if I just have high cholesterol before sending me to a specialist? Would they be able to tell that from such a test (how specific is the test) as I would rather just start cholesterol lowering medications?


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Hi Beth76,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Several things can be the cause of high blood protein.  Such as dehydration,  an infection, chronic inflammation, a bone marrow condition and many other.  It might be best to be seen by a specialist to know what can be causing it. 



April 24, 2013 - 2:52am
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