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IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS, SERUM

Mnemonic

IEP

Synonym

Serum immunofixation - IFE - IFIX - IEP

Includes

IgA, IgG, IgM, Protein Electrophoresis, Specific Protein Identification by Immunofixation

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 4 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or plasma specimens

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 6 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Sun - Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Electrophoresis, Immunofixation and Nephelometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

CPT Codes

86334, 82784 (X3), 84165, 84155

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:13 AM


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