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Protein Electrophoresis (SPE), Serum, w/Reflex to Imfix & Immunoglobulins

Mnemonic:    [SPE REFLEX]
Name:    Protein Electrophoresis (SPE), Serum, w/Reflex to Imfix & Immunoglobulins
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Plasma is unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2002109
  Method:    Capillary Electrophoresis/IMFIX Electrophoresis
Note:    If there are monoclonal or suspicious patterns in the serum proteins, immunofixation electrophoresis and IgA, IgG and IgM will be reflexed.
Processing Info:    Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens not recommended.