EBF - Overview: Electrophoresis, Protein, Body Fluid

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Test Name

Test ID: EBF    
Electrophoresis, Protein, Body Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring patient's body fluid proteins


Aiding in the diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathies, when used in conjunction with immunofixation of the patient's serum


Detecting oligoclonal banding in spinal fluid (the preferred test for detecting oligoclonal bands in spinal fluid is OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid)

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
FLD4Fluid TypeNoYes
TP1Protein, TotalYes, (TPBF)Yes
ELPBFProtein Electrophoresis, BFNoYes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Electrophoresis, Protein, BF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

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