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Protein Electrophoresis CSF

Order Name CSF ELECT
Test Number: 5586625
Revision Date 09/14/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Protein Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 2880-3 
Prealbumin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13973-3 
Albumin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13974-1 
Beta Globulin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13976-6 
Gamma Globulin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13977-4 
Alpha 2 Globulin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13975-8 
Alpha 1 Globulin Electrophoresis CSF
Agarose Electrophoresis, Densitometry, Spectrophotometry 13972-5 
Electrophoresis Interpretation CSF
Interpretive information. 13439-5 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 6 mL (3 mL) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions Specimen Stability Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days
Reject Criteria Received room temperature
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Mon-Sat 
Expected TAT 2-5 days after set-up  
Clinical Use CSF Protein Electrophoresis is useful in identifying oligoclonal bands that are associated with multiple sclerosis and occasionally viral illnesses.
If testing specifically for Multiple Sclerosis, please use our Multiple Sclerosis Panel -  [5551560] .
Test Components: Total Protein; CSF Electrophoresis (Pre-Albumin Relative %, Albumin Relative %, Alpha-1-Globulin Relative %, Alpha-2-Globulin Relative %, Beta Globulin Relative %, Gamma Globulin Relative %.) 
Notes Reference Lab: Quest
Test Code: 749
Click Here to view information on the Quest website.
CPT Code(s) 84157; 84166
Lab Section Reference Lab