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Catalog ID IFE Immunofixation Electrophoresis (Serum)

CPOE Test Name

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Serum

Synonyms

IFE

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

Gold Top serum separator tube; 4 mL blood

Causes for Rejection

Wrong container; improper labeling; insufficient quantity; failure to provide medical necessity.

Reference Range

Identification of particular protein band by comparison with reference pattern on gel.

Turn Around Time

Batch testing. Available by 3:00 PM on days performed.

Days Performed

Varies (business days only)

Methodology

Test will produce bands from specific antisera for identifying human proteins IgG, IgA, IgM and/or Kappa and Lambda (free and bound)

CPT / HCPCS Code

86334

Performing Lab

Immunology Lab BI 2011 721-3378