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Electrophoresis, Protein - Serum

Source Blood
Mnemonic SPE
Specimen Requirements

Collect two tubes:
1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube AND
1 x 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL serum or plasma

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

SST tube must be labelled for electrophoresis.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s) Beta Globulin; Globulin A/G ratio; Globulins, Total; SPEP
Reference Interval

Albumin

33 - 48 g/L

Alpha 1 Globulin

2.2 - 4.0 g/L

Alpha 2 Globulin

5 -10 g/L

Beta 1 Globulin

3 - 6 g/L

Beta 2 Globulin 2 - 5 g/L

Gamma Globulin

5 - 16 g/L

Interpretation reviewed by pathologist