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Test Code PRO ELECT Protein Electrophoresis

Clinical System Name

Protein Electrophoresis

Synonyms

PEP
SPEP

 

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

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

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolysis, lipemia and anticoagulants (any type)

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and transfer serum to aliquot. Store sample in CPA sendouts fridge rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample and aliquot serum. Transport aliquot refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; performed M - F

1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

UW Immunology Lab

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

> 1 year

Total Protein

6.0 - 8.2 G/dL

Albumin

3.5 - 4.9

Alpha 1

0.1 - 0.3

Alpha 2

0.3 - 0.8

Beta

0.6 - 1.0

Gamma

0.4 - 1.4

No reference ranges for children under 1 year of age.

 

 

Methodology

Method: Agarose Electropheresis

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84165 x 2

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Protein Electrophoresis

Reference Test Number:

ELP

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier.