Ordering Recommendation

Confirm the presence of a monoclonal protein and classify its heavy- and light- chain type. Aid in the diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathies, including multiple myeloma.

Mnemonic
IFE Q GEL
Methodology

Qualitative Immunofixation Electrophoresis

Performed

Sun-Sat

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: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; 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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Note: Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel includes a qualitative interpretation of an IFE only.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86334

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050272 Immunofix Electrophoresis Serum 25700-6
2012601 EER Immunofix Electrophoresis Serum 11526-1
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Aliases
  • IFE gel
  • IFE qualitative
  • Immunofixation, Serum (Immunofixation Electrophoresis Gel)
Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Serum