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Immunofixation Electrophoresis, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code IFE
Test group IFE
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Normal range
Synonyms paraprotein; IFE
Stability Refrigerated 1 week.
Turn around times 2-4 days
Additional information Should be ordered after a screening Protein Electrophoresis. To characterize immunoglobulin class and light chain type of paraproteins. Will also detect small amounts of paraprotein despite normal Serum Protein Electrophoresis. Will only be performed for Cryoglobulin after an assay for Cryoglobulin, Quantitative, has demonstrated a cryoprecipitate sufficient in amount for a successful analysis.

An interpretation of this test by a laboratory physician will automatically be performed and billed for separately.
CPT coding 86320
LOINC code 25700-6
Last Updated 2/24/2014 9:40:47 AM
Entry Number 566

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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