A total protein test is a laboratory test that measures the total amount of protein in the blood. The test is typically ordered to help evaluate overall health, to diagnose and monitor conditions such as liver disease or kidney disease, or to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions. The total protein test is performed on a blood sample taken from a vein in the arm.
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