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Test Code IMMUN Immunoelectrophoresis, Serum

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
IMMUN

 

Methodology

Electrophoresis
Includes immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, and IgM; protein electrophoresis; immunoelectrophoresis; heavy-chain typing; light-chain typing (kappa and lambda); protein, total; and immunofixation if indicated.

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Plasma and serum are required.

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube(s)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. This procedure is seldom indicated in patients <30 years of age. Monoclonal proteins are rarely identified in this age group.

2. Patient’s age is required.

3. Indicate plasma.

4. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL of serum

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. This procedure is seldom indicated in patients <30 years of age. Monoclonal proteins are rarely identified in this age group.

2. Patient’s age is required.

3. Indicate serum.

4. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Varies. Contact Laboratory.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82784 x 3-immunoglobulins
84155-protein, total
84165-protein electrophoresis
86320-immunoelectrophoresis
86334-immunofixation

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.