Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Blood and Urine

Immunofixation Electrophoresis, Blood and Urine is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
IFE.

Rationale
To identify the individual types of immunoglobulins, toward diagnosing diseases such as multiple myeloma, and to evaluate effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, medication, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings
(Method: Immunoprecipitation combined with electrophoresis) Test results are interpreted by a pathologist. Normal placement and intensity of staining provide information about the immunoglobulin bands.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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