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Immunofixation Electrophoresis

Components

Name Method Department Units
IFE Quantitation, Serum Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Capillary Electrophoresis, Nephelometry
Send Out mg/dL

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Protein Electrophoresis, IgG, IgA, IgM

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Plasma unacceptable

CPT Code

  • 82784 (x3)
  • 84165
  • 86334
  • 84160