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Test Code IFES Pathologist order only: Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Serum

Important Note

NOTE: This test is only orderable by laboratory staff at the direction of a pathologist.

The serum IFE is not orderably by itself.  If a request for an IFES is rec'd, the order code SPIFE is to be used instead.   Please see the October 2020 LabWire annoucement for details. 

 

Additional Codes

Epic Test ID

LAB174

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Methodology

Immunofixation

Includes identification of monoclonal gammopathies and
pathologist interpretation.

Immunofixation electrophoresis of serum is most often ordered to
evaluate a monoclonal globulin detected in a protein
electrophoresis or to delineate a possible lymphoproliferative
process, particularly myeloma. This procedure will characterize the
specific light- and heavy-chain components of a monoclonal protein.
Pathologist may order quantitative immunoglobulins to further
evaluate any monoclonal protein detected.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Gold top serum gel-Plain,
red-top tube is also acceptable.

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL serum

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86334

Please Note: Additional CPT and professional fee for pathologist’s interpretation may be applied.