Immunofixation (IFE), Serum

Test ID: 

702993

CPT code:

82784(x3) (IgG, IgA, IgM)
86334 (immunofixation electrophoresis)

Synonyms:

Electrophoresis, Serum, IFE

Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum

Clinical Use:

Detect and identify monoclonal immunoglobulin gammopathies

Test Information:

Immunofixation electrophoresis of serum or urine is most often ordered to evaluate a monoclonal globulin detected in a protein electrophoresis or to delineate a possible lymphoproliferative process, particularly myeloma. This procedure will characterize the specific light and heavy chain components of a monoclonal protein.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Patient Preparation: 

Patient should be fasting.

Collection:

Separate serum from red cells.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Plasma sample

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