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Serum Protein Electrophoresis

Components

Name Method Department Units
Protein Electrophoresis Electrophoresis
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Albumin, Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Beta, Gamma, total serum protein

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 10 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 6 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Room temperature receipt

CPT Code

  • 84165