Total proteins are mainly constituted by albumin and globulin, but other proteins too make up the
component of blood
. While 8.3 is higher than the
range, this small hike is clinically acceptable and usually does not indicate a disease. Higher total protein levels are seen in chronic inflammation or infection, HIV, hepatitis B or C, multiple myeloma and in Waldenstrom's disease. Please discuss this with your doctor. Take care!