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Published on January 17, 2017

Serum Protein Electrophoresis and Immunofixation

Includes: Serum Total Protein, & Serum Protein Electrophoretic Pattern [Albumin (SPE), A-1-Globulin (SPE), A-2-Globulin (SPE), B-1-Globulin (SPE), B-2-Globulin (SPE), Gammaglobulin (SPE)], M Spike, M Spike2, M Spike3, Protein Electrophoresis Interpretation

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB11143
EPIC ORDER
  SERUM PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS AND IMMUNOFIXATION
CPT Code(s)   84155, 84165, 86334
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core- performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top
  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:
Total Protein                            6.6 -8.0
ALBUMIN (SPE)                         3.5 -5.0
ALPHA-1 GLOBULIN (SPE)           0.2 - 0.5
ALPHA-2 GLOBULIN (SPE)           0.5 - 1.1
BETA-1 GLOBULIN (SPE)             0.3- 0.6
BETA-2 GLOBULIN (SPE)             0.2 -0.6
GAMMAGLOBULIN (SPE)             0.5 - 1.5
M SPIKE  g/dL  (Not Present)
M SPIKE2  g/dL  (Not Present)
M SPIKE3  g/dL  (Not Present)
Interpretation provided on report; call (984)974-2361 for questions regarding interpretation.
Comments

Method: Capillary electrophoresis or gel electrophoresis

-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.
 
-Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
-Pediatric microtainers (“bullets”) available from Phlebotomy Services

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 19, 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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