8166 Protein Electrophoresis (PEP)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days, Refrigerated
28 Days, Frozen
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.5 mL

Method

Capillary Electrophoresis (CE); Spectrophotometry

Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis and lipemic specimens

Clinical Utility

Evaluate serum protein, nutritional status; work up liver disease, including chronic active hepatitis; useful in the evaluation of myeloma, macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom, collagen diseases, and monoclonal gammopathies; evaluate inflammatory states; evaluate low back pain, arthritis, amyloidosis; evaluate lymphoma, leukemia, anemia.

CPT Codes

84155, 84165

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