Protein ELP w/ reflex to immunofixation, serum-12469

Test info

  
Protein ELP w/ reflex to immunofixation, serum
  
12469
  
LAB12469
  
SEPR
  
SPEP with IFIX
  

If a peak is quantified, this assay will reflex to an immunofixation at an additional charge. This test is included in the ELP and free light chains with reflex to immunofixation, serum (12471) assay.

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
3.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days

Frozen - 1 month

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Immunology: I-E
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 - 2 days
  

Capillary Zone Electrophoresis (CZE)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

See report

Billing

  
84165
82784 x 3 - IgG, IgA, IgM (if appropriate)
86334 - Immunofixation electrophoresis(if appropriate)

Tracking

  
04/22/2014
  
09/12/2018
  
09/16/2020