Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the monitoring of patients with urinary monoclonal proteins (Bence Jones protein).

Mnemonic

U IFE

Methodology

Qualitative Immunofixation Electrophoresis

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Random urine. Also acceptable: Urine supernatant.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer one 4 mL aliquot to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

84156; 86335

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050688 IFE Interpretation 49277-7
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Aliases

  • IFE
  • IFE urine
  • Immunofixation Electrophoresis, urine
  • Monoclonal protein detection, urine
Immunofixation, Random, Urine