Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

IMMUNOFIXATION, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
IFES      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86334.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 24080

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 0.5 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 72 hours. Frozen: Unlimited.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded; specimen grossly hemolyzed.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No monoclonal gammopathy detected.
CPT code(s):
86334
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:
Serum immunofixation with interpretation.
Methodology:
Immunofixation
Synonyms:
IEP
Serum immunofixation
IFE, SIFE
Immunoelectrophoresis
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:)
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 10/24/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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