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Serum Protein Electrophoresis (see IgG, IgA, IgM electrophoresis)

General information

Specimen transport: At room temperature

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, 95th percentile - 8

Clinical information

Indications for the test: Paraproteinaemia, MGUS, chronic lymphoid malignancy.

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

 

Clinical workstation reference: IGS AND EP

 

(Last updated October 7th 2014)