Lab Test

Immunofixation, Serum

Protein Immunofixation, Serum

Test Codes

Antrim #31377, EPIC: LAB5877, SOFT: SIFE

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Gold-top SST tube. (Minimum Whole Blood: 2.0 mL)

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then immediately centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) within 8 hours of collection. (Minimum Serum: 0.5 mL)

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: Serum aliquot tube, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum Serum: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma specimens.

Severely hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens.

In-Lab Processing

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then immediately centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube. Room temperature is acceptable for a maximum of 8 hours. (Minimum Serum: 0.5 mL)


Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Centrifuged SST Tubes
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 8 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Red-top Tubes, and Microtainers®

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): Unacceptable
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Serum Specimens (Pour-Overs)
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 8 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 month

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days

Laboratory

Royal Oak Special Testing Laboratory

Performed

Monday – Friday.
Results available within 3 business days.

Reference Range

By report. IgG, IgA, and IgM quantitations are performed and the results are included in the report.

Test Methodology

Immunofixation Electrophoresis.

Interpretation

By report. All results are reviewed by a pathologist.

Clinical Utility

Immunofixation electrophoresis is used to aid in the diagnosis of various protein abnormalities including monoclonal gammopathies.

CPT Codes

Serum: 86334, 82784x3.

Contacts

Last Updated

5/19/2020

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