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Serum Paraprotein identification/quantification

General information

Additional information is provided under Serum Protein Electrophoresis and Bence Jones protein (Urine Immunofixation).

Specimen transport: Serum and urine (ideally fresh)

Repeat frequency: Initial diagnosis, post treatment. Monitoring for suspected relapse.

Special precautions: Note: Plasma is unsuitable for this test.

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: Not applicable

Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood

Method: Capillary Zone Electrophoresis + Immunofixation

Turnaround time (calendar days from sample receipt to authorised result): Median - 5

Clinical information

Indications for the test: Serum paraprotein quantitation or monitoring myeloma treatment

Factors affecting the test: Fibrinogen in plasma sample or haemolysed sample




(Last updated August 22nd 2018)