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Protein Electrophoresis, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code PE
Test group Protein Electrophoresis
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift) as needed
Method Electrophoresis
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.4 mL serum
Units g/dL
Normal range All values are in g/dL
Age albumin alpha-1 alpha-2 beta gamma
0-1mo 2.9-5.5 0.1-0.3 0.2-0.6 0.3-0.6 0.6-1.2
1mo-1year 2.8-5.0 0.1-0.3 0.3-0.7 0.3-0.7 0.2-0.7
1-4years 3.9-5.1 0.1-0.3 0.5-1.1 0.4-1.0 0.2-0.9
4-18years 3.8-5.4 0.1-0.3 0.4-1.0 0.3-1.2 0.4-1.4
18+years 3.1-5.4 0.1-0.3 0.4-1.2 0.6-1.2 0.6-1.6
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.
LOINC code 12851-2
Last Updated 2/24/2014 9:41:04 AM
Entry Number 797
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