Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URINE IMMUNOFIXATION, BENCE JONES PROTEIN, 24 HOUR URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3222         Geisinger Epic ID: 43121

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine collection
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
15 mL aliquot AND 5 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine, as above; minimum 10 mL and 2 mL, respectively.
Special notes:
Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated (2-8°C): 72 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded; less than 6 mL of urine received.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not detected.
CPT code(s):
86335
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Urine immunofixation with interpretation.
Methodology:
Immunofixation
Synonyms:
Urine immunoelectrophoresis (24-hour urine), UIFE (24-hour urine), UIEP (24-hour urine)
Urine (24 hour) Immunofixation
BJP 24-hour urine
BJP24
Clinical significance:
Serum and urine immunofixation are primarily used to aid in the detection of monoclonal gammopathies. Monoclonal gammopathies have association with diseases such as multiple myeloma, lymphomas, leukemia, amyloidosis and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
   
Review Date: 11/22/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Monday-Friday, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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