Urine Protein Electrophoresis, Random

Yellow Top Urine Tube

Container Type
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Urine Total Protein, Urine Protein Electrophoresis Interpretation, M Spike,
M Spike2, M Spike3
Test ID   LAB438
CPT Code(s)   84166, 84156
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine:

10 mL random urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservatives/Additive); see  Comments

10mL random urine in Sterile Specimen cup is acceptable if refrigerated.

  Micro: 2 mL random urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservatives/Additive);

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; Aliquot Urine & refrigerate within 4 hours of collection.
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.
Interpretation for M Spike, M Spike2, M Spike3 is Not Present.
Comments Methodology: Gel 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.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on April 27, 2022

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