Urine Immunofixation Electrophoresis
Label Mnemonic: UIFE
Epic Lab Code: Procedure Panel O51243
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Yellow top round bottom tube (no additive)
Minimum:
10 mL; random urine
Testing Schedule:
Weekly
Reference Range:
No Bence Jones proteins detected. The urine IFE report includes an interpretive pathologist report.
Comments:
Urine immunofixation electrophoresis methodology switched from traditional gel electrophoresis to capillary electrophoresis on November 1, 2012. Technically, the method used in capillary electrophoresis to identify monoclonal proteins is known as immunotyping. Immunotyping can resolve both heavy and light immunoglobulin chains.
Methodology:
Capillary Electrophoresis with Immunotyping
CPT Code:
86335 and 86335 -26
 
See Additional Information:
Urine Tests Requiring no Preservatives