Serum protein electrophoresis is an evaluation for monoclonal gammopathies, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, liver disease, inflammatory states, nephrotic syndrome, amyloidosis and A1AT deficiency disease. Also used for evaluation for low back pain, arthritis, lymphoma, leukemia and anemia. The small bands and minor alterations detected will have different significance depending on the clinical situation.
Total Protein (age >=12yrs): 6.0 - 8.3 g/dL; Albumin: 3.43 - 4.84 g/dL, Alpha-1 Globulin: 0.21 - 0.44 g/dL, Alpha-2 Globulin: 0.54 - 0.97 g/dL, Beta Globulin: 0.65 - 1.03 g/dL, Gamma Globulin: 0.70 - 1.47 g/dL, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.88 - 2.30. Pathologist interpretation of results provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
- Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum
- High Resolution Electrophoresis, Serum
- Serum Protein Electrophoresis
- PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
- ALPHA 1
- ALPHA 2
- T PROTEIN
- GAMMA GLOBULIN
- TOTAL PROTEIN
- PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS INTERP
- ALBUMIN RESULT
Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. If cryoglobulin is suspected, the specimen must be drawn in a red top tube and maintained at 37 degrees C.
Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation. In order to provide accurate interpretation, abnormal results will be followed by serum immunoglobulins and serum immunofixation at an additional charge, and by immunoglobulin free light chains and/or immunoglobulin G subclass 4 at an additional charge, if clinically indicated. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.