Detects and quantifies monoclonal protein (M-protein) in serum. Use in screening and monitoring of multiple myeloma and related disorders.
Quantitative Capillary Electrophoresis
This test is New York DOH approved.
Serum protein electrophoresis, when used as a screening test, is useful in the detection of various pathophysiologic states such as inflammation, protein loss, gammopathies, and other dysproteinemias. However, immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) is a more sensitive technique for the identification of small M-proteins found in patients with amyloidosis, early or treated myeloma or macroglobulinemia, solitary plasmacytoma, or extramedullary plasmacytoma.
A copy of the graph will follow final report.
For CSF electrophoresis, refer to Protein Electrophoresis, CSF (ARUP test code 0050590).