Protein Electrophoresis, Random Urine, Reflex to Urine Protein Immunofixation


Sunquest Code:RUELPR  
Epic Code:LAB3723Epic Name:ELP Random UR Reflex UIEP
Synonyms:Bence Jones Proteins; Electrophoresis, Urine; Globulins, Urine
Methodology:Agarose gel electrophoresis
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Test Includes:Urine albumin, alpha1, alpha2, beta and gamma globulin fractions. May reflex to urine immunofixation.
Turnaround Time:Performed 3-5 times per week; results are reported the same day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, a first morning void is preferred
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not aliquot. Submit entire collection; analysis requires 20 mL, 10 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Protein  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Use:This combination of tests should be requested when the physician seeing the patient would like an immunofixation automatically performed on the same urine specimen to characterize a suspected monoclonal protein that has been seen on urine protein electrophoresis. As an example, for anyone in whom there may be a clinical suspicion of multiple myeloma, we suggest a protein electrophoresis with automatic reflex to immunofixation be ordered.


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