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  • Myeloma Workup, Serum

Myeloma Workup, Serum

Includes:  Serum Protein Electrophoresis, IgM, IgG, IgA quantitations,  Serum Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Protein Electrophoresis Interpretation, and Immunofixation Electrophoresis Interpretation

Note: A urine sample submitted at the same time for Urine Protein Electrophoresis is recommended.

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5357
EPIC ORDER
  MYELOMA WORKUP, SERUM
CPT Code(s)   84165, 82784 X3, 86334
Group/Individual Test   Group
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, no 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.
     
Comments

Methodology: Capillary Electrophoresis or Gel Electrophoresis

Should be Submitted with Urine Sample for Urine Protein Electrophoresis
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 ivette_marrero on January 13, 2017

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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