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Test Code SPE Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum

Important Note

Order for Non MML Client. If  an MML Client please order SPEPL

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Capillary Zone Electrophoresis
Includes HHA227 “Protein, Total, Serum.”
Note:  Immunofixation electrophoresis and immunoglobulins will be performed if clinically indicated at an additional charge.

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum. 

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Serum

RT, spun

7 days
 

Refrigerated,  spun

7 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

 

Reference Values

Total protein:  6.4-8.3 g/dL (adult)
Albumin:  3.57-5.49 g/dL
Alpha-1-globulin:  0.19-0.41 g/dL
Alpha-2-globulin:  0.45-0.98 g/dL
Beta-globulin:  0.54-1.09 g/dL
Gamma-globulin:  0.71-1.56 g/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

CPT Coding

84155 - protein, total 
84166 - electrophoresis, protein

Secondary ID

HHA1287

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code
Serum Protein Electrophoresis 24351-9
Total Protein 2885-2
Albumin 2862-1
Alpha 1 2865-4
Alpha 2 2868-8
Beta 2871-2
Gamma 2874-6
A/G Ratio 44429-9
Interpretation 12851-2
IEP Interpretation 13169-8