Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum
High Resolution Electrophoresis, Serum
Serum Protein Electrophoresis
PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS INTERP
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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.
Collect specimen in an SST tube. If a cryoglobulin is suspected, the specimen must be drawn in a red top tube and maintained at 37 degrees C in a Thermos during transport to laboratory.
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.