Protein Electrophoresis, Timed Urine


Sunquest Code:UELPT  
Epic Code:LAB3828Epic Name:Protein Electrophoresis Timed Urine
Synonyms:ELP; Bence-Jones; Bence Jones; UPEP; UELPT
Methodology:Agarose gel electrophoresis
CPT Code:84166
Test Includes:Urine albumin, alpha1, alpha2, beta, and gamma globulin fractions
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, 24 hour collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 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:

Primarily used to determine presence of monoclonal proteins.

 

 



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