Protein Immunofixation, Serum


Abbrev Code:IFE   
Order Code:LAB5889Order Name:Protein Immunofixation Serum
Synonyms:Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum; Immunofixation; Protein Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum
Methodology:Agarose immunofixation
CPT Codes: 86334 x1
Test Includes: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)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:
Samples suspected of having macroglobulins or cryoglobulins should be collected and held at 37°C. Samples suspected of containing cold agglutinins should not be refrigerated prior to serum separation from the clot.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Sebia B) 


Interpretive

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


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