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IgM (Immunoglobulin M)

Mnemonic:    [IGM]
Name:    IgM (Immunoglobulin M)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.4 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050355
  Method:    Nephelometry
Processing Info:    Heparinized samples are now acceptable, but due to the fact that this is commonly ordered with serum protein electrophoresis the labels have not been changed.