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Protein Electrophoresis, serum
|Test group||Protein Electrophoresis|
|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Monday-Friday (day shift) as needed|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.4 mL serum|
|Normal range|| All values are in g/dL
|Synonyms||SPEP; PEP; paraprotein|
|Turn around times||1-3 days|
|Additional information||Total Protein automatically included in test request. Most monoclonal cryoglobulins are detected by serum electrophoresis, but if cryoglobulins are suspected and the PEP is normal, order Cryoglobulin, Quantitative. Most monoclonal proteins are also detected be electrophoresis, but if negative in a patient with a high suspicion of a monoclonal gammopathy it may be detectable by immunoelectrophoresis.
An interpretation of this test by a laboratory physician will automatically be performed and billed for separately.
|Last Updated||2/24/2014 9:41:04 AM|