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Test Code LAB156 Immunofixation, Serum (Lab Staff Order Only)

Important Note

This test can only be ordered by lab staff.

Test Name Alias

IFE Serum | Immunotyping | immunoelectrophoresis | 8515

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert gold tube(s) 8 - 10 times to mix clot activator with blood.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: No

Processing Instructions:

  • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not centrifuged within 2 hours.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerate: 7 days

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Available Monday – Friday, routine TAT 3 - 5 days.

Reference Range

No monoclonal protein detected

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Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


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