Proteins are the major building blocks of your body. They are large molecules, consisting of amino acids, which our cells need to function properly. Among the innumerable proteins in the body, Albumin and globulin are two significant ones. The total protein test is used to estimate and measure the total amount and quantity of albumin and globulin in your body. It is usually a part of routine health check-up. Doctors generally prescribe this when there is case of unexplained weight loss, fatigue, edema and etc. This test is used to observe if there is any increase or decrease of albumin and globulin in your body. The lab report generated after the test will give you the standard value range for your age group and gender.