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Published on April 08, 2015

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   LAB5356
CPT Code(s)   84165, 82784 X3, 86334
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Performed by: Special Chemistry Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL blood/serum separator/gold top/royal blue top blood collection tubes; see important comments
  Micro: 2.5 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top or red top microcollection device

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   3 Days
Reference Range Normal:
Interpretation provided on report; call (984)974-2361 for questions regarding interpretation.

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.
Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
Pediatric microcollection devices available from Phlebotomy Services

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 09, 2019

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