PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, SERUM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Electrophoresis

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Albumin   3.7-4.9 g/dL   52.9-66.9%  
alpha-1 Globulin   0.2-0.4 g/dL   3.3-5.8%  
alpha-2 Globulin   0.5-0.9 g/dL   7.5-13.4%  
beta Globulin   0.6-1.0 g/dL   8.5-13.7%  
gamma Globulin   0.6-1.4 g/dL   8.8-19.2%  
Total serum protein   6.4-8.2 g/dL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodePEP
CPT-4 Code (s)
84155, 84165
LOINC Codes
Albumin   2862-1  
Albumin %   13980-8  
alpha-1 Globulin   2865-4  
alpha-1 Globulin %   13978-2  
alpha-2 Globulin   2868-8  
alpha-2 Globulin %   13981-6  
beta Globulin   2868-8  
beta Globulin %   13982-4  
gamma Globulin   2874-6  
gamma Globulin %   13983-2  
Total serum protein   33358-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory