Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

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Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

Postby glimmerboat » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:39 am

In Bredesen's book, his protocol includes the lab test he calls "A/G Ratio". Oddly, when I try to find that lab test at the various online lab test sellers (True Health, Direct Labs, Walk-In Lab, Request a Test, etc), none of them list such a test. Looks like that test also goes by different names: Also known as: TP; Albumin/Globulin Ratio; A/G Ratio, Formal name: Total Protein; Albumin to Globulin Ratio. But even when I search those online sites for those terms, I come up empty. Could drive me crazy. Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

Postby Tiramisu1984 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:56 am

It's a ratio, not a test. Sometimes your lab work calculates for you, sometimes you need to do the math. Albumin/Globulin. Good lucK!
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Re: Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

Postby glimmerboat » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:19 am

Sorry, never mind. Finally figured it out. It seems for some reason the online lab sites do not index that Bredesen protocol test. But it can be derived if you order what, at most sites, is called a "comprehensive metabolic panel." In that panel of tests there is, among a lot of other things, albumin and globulin. So you just do the math yourself to derive that ratio.

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Re: Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

Postby glimmerboat » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:21 am

Tiramisu1984 wrote:It's a ratio, not a test. Sometimes your lab work calculates for you, sometimes you need to do the math. Albumin/Globulin. Good lucK!
Yes, exactly. Thank you.

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Re: Bredesen Protocol lab test: "A/G Ratio"

Postby Stavia » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:10 pm

I personally don't rate this test very highly. Globulin measures the amounts of immune system proteins which of course are raised if the immune system is reacting to an infection/inflammation. But can be low in an immune deficiency.
Albumin is a blood protein with many functions. It is low in malnutrition, liver failure and some renal conditions. Higher albumin isnt a problem as far as I know.
I don't get how this ratio can be an accurate marker of inflammation.

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