Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel
0050272
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.
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Mnemonic
IFE GEL
Methodology
Qualitative Immunofixation Electrophoresis
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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
Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel includes a qualitative interpretation of an IFE only.
CPT Code(s)
86334
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050272Immunofix Electrophoresis Gel
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Cross References
  • IFE qualitative
  • IFE gel
  • IFE Gel, Serum, Interpretation Only
  • Immunofixation, Serum (Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel)