Serum electrophoresis

Test investigation

Serum electrophoresis

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Also known as/Frequency of test

SPE, Ig’s, Immunoglobulins, paraprotein, PP

Indications

Protein electrophoresis identifies the proportions of total proteins in serum and is used to identify paraproteins (monoclonal proteins) seen in haematological malignancy

Comments precautions

Requests for electrophoresis will be analysed in conjunction with immunoglobulin levels

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 working days

Reference intervals

Normal electrophoretic pattern – No paraprotein band

If ukas accredited

Y NNUH