UFHPL Epic order code: LAB4493
Container/Tube: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Sample Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Storage: Store specimens at room temperature.
- Ambient: 14 days
- Refrigerated: 14 days
- Frozen: 14 days
- Freeze/Thaw cycles: Stable (x3)
- Gross hemolysis
- Gross lipemia
Immunofixation electrophoresis of serum or urine is most often ordered to evaluate a monoclonal globulin detected in a protein electrophoresis or to delineate a possible lymphoproliferative process, particularly myeloma. This procedure will characterize the specific light and heavy chain components of a monoclonal protein.
Electrophoresis followed by immunodiffusion against monospecific antisera to immunoglobulin and individual heavy and light chain (IFE); turbidimetric quantitation of IgA, IgG, and IgM
Monday - Friday