Protein Immunofixation, IgA, IgG, and IgM, Serum


Sunquest Code:IFE  
Epic Code:LAB5889Epic Name:Protein Immunofixation Serum
Synonyms:Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum; Immunofixation; Protein Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum
Methodology:Globulins: rate nephelometry; IEP: agarose immunofixation
CPT Code:86334, 82784, 82784, 82784
Test Includes:G-A immunoglobulin (serum); G-G immunoglobulin (serum); G-M immunoglobulin (serum); protein immunofixation
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL blood
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Collect blood in red/black (gel) tube. Alternate containers: red (plain) tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Blood: Centrifuge at room temperature; aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Protein  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No monoclonal protein seen.
Use:To evaluate type of immunoglobulin constituting a monoclonal protein.


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