|Test||PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, RANDOM OR 24-HOUR URINE|
|Methodology||Electrophoresis, Immunofixation, Turbidimetric Immunoassay, Spectrophotometry (SP)|
|Description||Useful for identification of free light-chains (Bence Jones proteins).
Includes urine total protein. Immunofixation performed if indicated to characterize monoclonal proteins at an additional charge.
NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately.
|Specimen||15 mL (minimum volume: 10 mL) from a 24-hour urine collection. No preservative. Send specimen refrigerated. If 24-hour urine collection is not possible a random urine sample will be accepted.
1. 24-HOUR VOLUME IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
2. Prior to aliquoting specimen, mix specimen well, measure and record volume.
3. Follow "Urine Collection" instructions.
|Reference Values||An interpretive report will be issued.|
|Analytic Time||3 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
84156 Protein, total, urine
84166 Protein electrophoresis
84166-26 Professional component, protein electrophoresis
86335 Immunofixation, if indicated
86335-26 Professional component, immunofixation, if applicable