Monoclonal Protein Study, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Serum proteins are separated in an electric field according to their size, shape, and electric charge. The separation is performed on agarose gels. The proteins are visualized by staining with acid blue and the intensity of staining is quantitated by densitometry (Helena Quick Scan 2000). Multiplying by the serum total protein converts the percentage of protein in each fraction into serum concentration.(Package insert: Helena SPIFE 3000 Instruction Manual and Helena SPIFE SPE Vis Gel 2001; Kyle RA, Katzmann JA, Lust JA, Dispenzieri A: Chapter 8: Immunochemical characterization of immunoglobulins. In Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology. Sixth edition. Edited by NR Rose, et al. Washington DC. ASM Press, 2002, pp 71-91)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.