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Test Code UIFERA Immunofixation, Random, U, LAB5357

Important Note

NOTE:  24 hour collection is the preferred sample.  See LAB5498 Immunofixation, 24 HR, U

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred:  First morning collection. No preservative. 

Specimen Volume: 5ml urine

Stability: Refrigerate specimen during collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

               Specimens may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 7 days and frozen for up to 1 month.

 

Reference Values

No abnormal proteins present

Useful For

Immunofixation electrophoresis is a useful clinical tool for rapid identification of various protein abnormalities in serum and urine including monoclonal gammopathies. 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86334-Immunofixation