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Protein Electrophoresis Blood Test, Reflex to IFE

The Protein Electrophoresis Blood Test is used to help monitor or diagnose disease categories as acute or chronic inflammation, liver disorder, hypogammaglobulinemia, and possible monoclonal gammopathies.
Sample Report

Test Code: 123100

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Methodology: Electrophoresis followed by immunodiffusion against monospecific antisera to immunoglobulin and individual heavy and light chains (IFE); protein electrophoresis on agarose media; turbidimetric quantitation of IgA, IgG, IgM

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 4-5 business days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Proteins are substances made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. They also carry a positive or a negative electrical charge, and they move in fluid when placed in an electrical field. They do many things in the body, including the transport of nutrients, removal of toxins, control of metabolic processes, and defense against invaders.

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