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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

Guidelines

Effective August 30, 2016, Legacy Laboratory Services updated reference ranges for serum protein electrophoresis due to an instrumentation change.

For more information, refer to the Legacy LabAlert: New Reference Ranges for Protein Electrophoresis.

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): 8 days; 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: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 01:35:22 PM


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