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Test Code UIFE24 Immunofixation, 24 HR, U LAB5498

Methodology

Capillary zone electrophoresis immunotyping

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred:  24-hour timed urine collection. No preservative.

Specimen Volume: 10 ml urine from a 24 hour urine collection.

Stability: Refrigerate specimen during collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

               Specimens may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 7 days and frozen for up to 1 month.

Collection Instructions: Must obtain 24 hour urine jug from lab to start collection.

Note: Starting and ending times of collection are required for processing.

Reference Values

No abnormal proteins present

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday (days only)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81050-Timed urine measurement

86334-Immunofixation

Useful For

Immunofixation electrophoresis is a useful clinical tool for rapid identification of various protein abnormalities in serum and urine including monoclonal gammopathies. 

Analytic Time

1-2 days upon receipt