Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

BENCE-JONES PROTEIN, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BJPRD      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86335.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 34232

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
15 mL aliquot AND 5 mL aliquot of urine; minimum 10 mL and 2 mL, respectively.

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. 2-8°C: 72 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded.

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
Urine immunofixation, UIFE, UIEP
BJP
Urine (random) immunofixation
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: 10/31/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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