|Test||PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, SERUM|
|Methodology||Turbidimetric Immunoassay / Electrophoresis / Immunofixation|
|Description||Useful for the detection and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies. Includes albumin and total protein. Immunofixation is performed if indicated to characterize monoclonal proteins at an additonal charge.
NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 3.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||An interpretive report will be issued.|
|Analytic Time||3 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
84155 Protein, total
84165-26 Professional component, electrophoresis
86334 Immunofixation, if indicated
86334-26 Professional component, immunofixation, if applicable.