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ELECTROPHORESIS, URINE PROTEIN, WITH REFLEX IMMUNOFIXATION

Mnemonic

U PELP RR, U PELP TR

Synonym

Urine Protein Electrophoresis with Reflex Immunoelectrophoresis - UPEP - IEP - IFE - IFX - IFIX

Includes

Urine Total Protein, Electrophoresis, Specific Protein Identification by Immunofixation if indicated

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: Urine, 24-hour collection in sterile urine container with no preservatives. Refrigerate during collection.

Also acceptable: Urine, random, first morning collection in a sterile container with no preservatives.

Handling

Keep sample refrigerated after collection. Record the total 24-hour collection volume on the order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

100.0 mL Urine

Minimum Volume

20.0 mL Urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Room Temperature (18-26°C): 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 72 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Sun - Fri

Reported

3-6 days

Method

Protein Electrophoresis

Immunofixation by Sebia Hydrasys

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

CPT Codes

84156: Urine Total Protein; 84166: Urine Protein Electrophoresis; 86335: Immunofixation, if indicated

Last Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:35:56 AM


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