ELECTROPHORESIS, URINE PROTEIN

Mnemonic

PEPU

Synonym

Urine Protein Electrophoresis - Urine Protein Electrophoresis with Reflex - U PELP R - U PELP RR - U PELP T - U PELP TR - UPEP

Includes

Total Protein, Protein Electrophoresis, Pathologist Interpretation

If indicated: Specific Protein Identification by Immunofixation

Guidelines

Please indicate when ordering if Reflex to Immunofixation is required.

If indicated, Immunofixation will be reflexed for any pattern with a monoclonal spike, regardless of patient history.

If no indication is made, Immunofixation will not be reflexed.

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): 28 days

Testing Information

Performed

Monday - Saturday

Reported

2–5 days

Method

Helena SPIFE 3000 Protein Electrophoresis and Immunofixation (if indicated), Beckman AU Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

CPT Codes

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:09 AM