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Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Serum

Important: Serum Protein Electrophoresis must be ordered/performed in additon to Immunofixation electrophoresis

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Tube Type

Test ID LAB174
EPIC ORDER
IMMUNOFIXATION ELECTROPHORESIS
CPT Code(s) 86334
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core- performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top; see important Comments
Micro: 2.5 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top or red top microtainer
Stability

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; aliquot serum (min vol 500µl) & refrigerate within 4 hours of collection.
Frozen: -20 °C, 14 days
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Ambient: Not acceptable
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday, not weekends/holidays; Not available STAT
Turnaround Time Resulted by 4pm, 48 hours after receipt
Reference Range Normal: Interpretation provided on report; call (984)974-2361 for questions regarding interpretation.
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instrutions: Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate
Comments
Methodology: Capillary Electrophoresis or Gel Electrophoresis
-Serum Protein Electrophoresis and IgA, IgG, IgM quantitations must be performed first.
-Immunofixation Electrophoresis is used for confirmation/identification of abnormal serum proteins.
-Samples must be received in Core Laboratory by 6:00 AM for same day testing.
-Samples received in lab after 6:00 AM will be held for the next scheduled run day.
-Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
-Pediatric microtainers (“bullets”) available from Phlebotomy Services

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on August 26, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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