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Protein Electrophoresis, Urine

Test Name:Protein Electrophoresis, Urine
Epic Order Code:LAB438
CPT Code:84165  
Specimen(s) Type:1.0 mL Serum and 8.0 mL Urine, collected at same time.
Acceptable Container(s): andor Sterile container. Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed 1 time per 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 2 weeks. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C for up to 6 months.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis or lipemia.
Reference Range:No protein detected.
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