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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.

PSC only: 1 x 5 mL orange top RST tube is acceptable within one hour of lab closing, as a substitute for a gold top SST tube.

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