Protein Electrophoresis
Immunofixation Electrophoresis

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Also known as: Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE), Urine Protein Electrophoresis (UPE), IFE
Formal name: Serum protein electrophoresis and urine protein electrophoresis

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor tumours of the antibody producing cells (B lymphocytes) and to diagnose and monitor deficiencies of the immune system

When to Get Tested?

If your doctor suspects that you have a condition that affects the antibody concentrations in the blood either by abnormal production or excessive loss

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or 24-hour urine sample

Test Preparation Needed?