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Test Code IMMUNFIX B Immunofixation, Blood

Clinical System Name

Immunofixation, Blood

Synonyms

Immunoelectrophoresis

Monoclonal Antibody

IFIX
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.6 mL

 

Note: See "Immunofixation, Urine" for Urine samples. For CSF samples, order a Miscellaneous and send 2mL CSF, refrigerated

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and transfer serum to plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate sample in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot, and transport specimen refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; M - F

 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Immunology

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

Serum No monoclonal spikes present. Polyclonal IgG, IgA, IgM present, plus kappa and lamda light chains.

 

Methodology

Method: Immunfixation (IFIX)

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86334 x2

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Immunofixation

Reference Test Number:

IFIX

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier.