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Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Methodology

Biuret/Colorimetric/High-Resolution Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Includes protein, total and protein electrophoresis. Immunofixation is reflexed if indicated by protein electrophoresis results.

Specimen Requirements

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

Note: If multiple myeloma is suspected, please indicate.

Reference Values

PROTEIN, TOTAL 

0-1 month: 3.7-5.9 g/dL
>1 month-2 years: 3.6-8.1 g/dL
>2-10 years: 4.9-8.3 g/dL
>10-18 years: 5.5-8.2 g/dL
>18 years: 6.1-8.0 g/dL

ELECTROPHORESIS, PROTEIN

Albumin: 3.2-5.6 g/dL

Alpha-1-globulin: 0.1-0.4 g/dL

Alpha-2-globulin: 0.4-1.2 g/dL

Beta-globulin: 0.5-1.1 g/dL

Gamma-globulin: 0.5-1.6 g/dL

An interpretive comment is provided with report.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Thursday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84155-protein, total

84165-electrophoresis, protein

86334-immunofixation (if appropriate)