Specimen Requirements

Title

IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS (IMMUNOFIXATION),URINE

Specimen Requirement

Collect random or 24 hour urine collection, send 10 mL in a sterile container. If 24 hour urine collected, mix well, measure total volume, aliquot 10 mL to a sterile container and indicate total volume on container or requisition.

No Preservative.

Methodology

Agarose gel immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE)

Stability

Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days

Clinical Use

Detect and identify monoclonal immunoglobulin gammopathies

Test Code

UFXMC