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Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Qualitative, Gel
2012572
Ordering Recommendation

Qualitative test confirms the presence of a monoclonal protein and classifies its heavy- and light- chain type. Aids in the detection and management of multiple myeloma and related disorders.

Mnemonic
IFE Q GEL
Methodology
Qualitative Immunofixation Electrophoresis
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Normal IFE
Interpretive Data
This information should be correlated with the results of serum protein electrophoresis, quantitative immunoglobulins, and other clinical and laboratory information.

Note
Note: Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel includes a qualitative interpretation of an IFE only.
CPT Code(s)
86334
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050272Immunofix Electrophoresis Gel25700-6
2012601EER Immunofix Electrophoresis Gel
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Aliases
  • IFE gel
  • IFE qualitative
  • Immunofixation, Serum (Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel)