Protein ELP w/ reflex to immunofixation, serum

Alphabetical Test listing

Protein ELP w/ reflex to immunofixation, serum-12469

  
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.

  
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

  

Red serum vial/tube, 10 mL

Red/grey serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 10 mL

  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

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

Capillary Zone Electrophoresis (CZE)

  

See report

  
84165

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
82784 x 3 - IgG, IgA, IgM
86334 - Immunofixation electrophoresis
  
04/22/2014
  
02/03/2022
  
11/12/2021