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Protein Electrophoresis, Serum

Test Name:Protein Electrophoresis, Serum
Epic Order Code:LAB119
CPT Code:84165  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed 2 days/week. Call lab at (601) 984-2372 for availability.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 7 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 5 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C for up to 30 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis or lipemia.
Reference Range:Albumin: 3.04 - 4.73 g/dL
 Alpha 1 Globulin: 0.09 - 0.43 g/dL
 Alpha 2 Globulin: 0.37 - 1.10 g/dL
 Beta Globulin: 0.31 - 1.59 g/dL
 Gamma Globulin: 0.39 - 2.14 g/dL
 Total Protein: 5.00 - 8.60 g/dL
Additional Information:Reflexive test: Immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE)