Immunofixation (IFE) and Protein Electrophoresis, 24-Hour Urine

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Turnaround Time: 2 - 5 days
CPT Code:

86335, 84166, 84156

Test Type: 30 mL aliquot Urine (24-hour)


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 Waldenstrom and amyloidosis. Monoclonal gammopathy (M spike) work-up.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

The request form should include patient's age and clinical diagnosis.

12-mL plastic transport tube (LabCorp No. 23597) without preservative.

Collect 24-hour urine; mix well.