Immunofixation, Urine

Test ID: 

705140

CPT code:

86335

Synonyms:

Immunofixation (IFE), Urine

Electrophoresis, Urine, IFE

IEP, Urine

IFE, Urine

Immunoelectrophoresis, Urine

Urine Immunoelectrophoresis

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 help identify the specific light and heavy chain components of a monoclonal protein

Specimen Type:

Urine (random or 24-hour)

Requested Volume: 

10 mL aliquot

Minimum Volume: 

5 mL aliquot

Container Type: 

Plastic urine container, no preservative

Collection:

Random or 24-hour urine collection; mix well.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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