Protein Electrophoresis, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: SPE
POE DESCRIPTION: PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS SERUM; SERUM PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS; SPE
CPT CODE:

84155, 84165, 83883 x2

TEST INFORMATION: Test includes albumin, alpha1, alpha2, beta and gamma globulins by SPE (serum protein electrophoresis), Total Protein measurement and free light chains
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Friday, first shift
TURNAROUND TIME: 2-6 days
CONTAINER TYPE:

SST tube or Red top tube - 10 mL

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

10 mL blood (5 mL serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: Adults: albumin: 3.5-5.0 g/dL; alpha 1: 0.1-0.4 g/dL; alpha 2: 0.5-1.0 g/dL; beta: 0.5-1.2 g/dL; gamma: 0.5-1.5 g/dL; total protein: 6.0-8.2 g/dL; free Kappa: 0.33-1.94 mg/dL; free Lambda: 0.57-2.63 mg/dL; Kappa/Lambda ratio: 0.26-1.65. Interpretation provided with results.
METHODOLOGY:

Capillary electrophoresis; Nephelometry

TEST SYNONYM(S):Electrophoresis, Serum Protein; Serum Protein Electrophoresis