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Protein Electrophoresis, Serum with Interp *

SIM

29230 

CPT

84165; 84155 

Synonyms

PE, Serum ; SPEP ; Serum, Protein Electrophoresis 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red-top or gold-top tube

Collection Instructions

Volume

Volume: 2 mL 
Minimum volume: 1 mL

Additional Information

Evaluate disease categories as acute or chronic inflammation, liver disorder, hypogammaglobulinemia, possible monoclonal gammopathies.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Once in the lab, separate serum from cells if using red-top tube

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Refrigerated: 14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; plasma specimen

Reference Range

Reference range and interpretation  accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Evaluation of protein eletrophoretic bands; protein electrophoresis, serum; quantitation of M-spike if present. 

Methodology

Electrophoresis on agarose media 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

225920 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride          

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes  Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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