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PEPS
PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, SERUM

Test Code PEPS 
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 
CPT Code(s) 82040  Albumin
84155  Protein, total
84165  Electrophoresis
84165-26  Professional component, electrophoresis
86334  Immunofixation, if indicated
86334-26  Professional component, immunofixation, if applicable.