Specimen Requirements

Title

IMMUNOFIXATION, SERUM

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated - 7 days

Reference Range

See Report*

Turnaround

2-3 Days

Clinical Use

Useful in characterizing the species of protein or proteins in cases of proteinuria. Techniques can identify albumin, gamma globulin, gamma globulin fragments (light chains Bence Jones proteins). Of value in the study of monoclonal gammopathies, lymphoproliferative diseases, including lymphoma; special application to multiple myeloma, macroglobulinemia of Waldenstr�m and amyloidosis. Monoclonal gammopathy (M spike) work-up.

Test Code

IEPMC