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Alias Names: SPEP
Methodology: Capillary Zone Electrophoresis
Edit Date: 12/8/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-3 days of receipt in lab
CPT Code: 84165
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST) or red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 4 hours. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.7 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Order Protein Electrophoresis, Serum with Immunelectrophoresis, if Indicated (48019) to reflex an immunoelectrophoresis if paraprotein is present. If the protein electrophoresis results are normal, the immunoelectrophoresis will not be performed.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; hemolyzed specimen.

Component Reference Range %
Protein, Total 6.2-8.4 g/dL
Albumin 3.5-5.0 g/dL 55-75%
Alpha-1 0.1-0.3 g/dL 3-6%
Alpha-2 0.3-1.0 g/dL 5-13%
Beta-1 0.3-0.7 g/dL 4-9%
Beta-2 0.1-0.4 g/dL 2-5%
Gamma 0.6-1.6 g/dL 9-20%

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