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Electrophoresis, Immunofixation, Serum

Please see LabAlert - Protein Electrophoresis & Immunofixation Reporting

Mnemonic

IFE S

Synonym

Serum Immunoelectrophoresis - Serum immunofixation - IFIX - IEP

Includes

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, Two 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tubes. Fresh samples are recommended.

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST – 30 minutes and red top tubes – 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL (2.5 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or plasma specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 4 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 weeks; Frozen (≤-20°C): 6 months

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

84155: Total Protein, Serum; 86334: Immunofixation, Serum; 84165: Protein Electrophoresis, Serum

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 01:44:08 AM


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