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Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

ELECTROPHORESIS, PROTEIN, BODY FLUID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FELP

Synonyms:

Albumin, Body Fluid; Gamma Globulin; Electrophoresis, Protein, Spinal Fluid

CPT Codes:

84166 – Protein electrophoretic fractionation and quantitation, other fluids with concentration

Test Includes:

Electrophoretic quantitation of body fluid. No reference values have been established.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML Test: 8274/EBF)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 3 days, test set-up Monday – Saturday.

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Any body fluid

Container:

Sterile container

Draw Volume:

10 mL (Minimum: 4 mL) body fluid

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Collection is specific to type of fluid collected.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge to remove any cellular material. Aliquot spun body fluid into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Designate the type of fluid. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No established reference ranges for body fluids.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page (June 2013)

Updates:

3/11/04: Test moved from Fairview Diagnostic Laboratories to Mayo Medical Laboratories.



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