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Protein Electrophoresis, Serum

Order Code CH459
Turnaround Time 48-72 hrs
Test Includes

Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) is an analytical technique that provides separation of serum protein into six fractions: Albumin, Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2, and Gamma. Interpretation of elevation, decreased, or visual change in different fractions can be used as a diagnostic aid for a variety of different disease states and protein abnormalities, including monoclonal gammopathies (MG).

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Transport Tube

Preferred Specimens
2 mL Serum
Minimum Volume (uL)
1.5 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 5 days
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 28 days
Reject Criteria

Gross hemolysis, Grossly Lipemic, Plasma

Special Instructions

Overnight fasting is preferred

Test Details
Capillary Zone Electrophoresis and Spectrophotometry
Reference Ranges

See Laboratory Report

Alternative Names