IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS, URINE

Mnemonic

IMMUNEU

Synonym

Urine Immunoelectrophoresis - Urine Immunofixation - Urine Bence Jones Protein - U IEP R - U IEP T - U IFE - U IFIX - U IEP

Includes

Total Protein, Protein Electrophoresis, Specific Protein Identification by Immunofixation, Pathologist Interpretation

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, Preferred: 24-hour collection in a sterile urine container with no preservative. Refrigerate urine during collection. Also acceptable: Random, first morning collection, urine collected in a sterile container with no preservative.

Handling

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

Preferred Volume

100.0 mL

Minimum Volume

20.0 mL

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, Beckman AU Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

CPT Codes

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM