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Test Code IFE Immunofixation Electrophoresis, LAB174

Methodology

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain, red-top tube

Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of serum, allow specimens to completely clot before centrifugation.  Separate serum from cells.

Stability: After centrifuging, immediately refrigerate (2 to 8 °C) for 7 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

 

 

Reference Values

No abnormal proteins present

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86334

Useful For

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