Serum Paraprotein identification/quantification
Additional information is provided under Serum Protein
Electrophoresis and Bence Jones protein (Urine Immunofixation).
Specimen transport: Serum and urine (ideally
Repeat frequency: Initial diagnosis, post
treatment. Monitoring for suspected relapse.
Special precautions: Note: Plasma is unsuitable
for this test.
Normal reference range: Not applicable
Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood
Method: Capillary Zone Electrophoresis +
Turnaround time (calendar days from sample
receipt to authorised result): Median - 5, 95th percentile - 7
Indications for the test: Serum paraprotein
quantitation or monitoring myeloma treatment
Factors affecting the test: Fibrinogen in
plasma sample or haemolysed sample
Clinical workstation reference: n/a reflex
(Last updated October 7th