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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeSPEP
Method

ELECTROPHORESIS - Separation of proteins based on native structure and charge

IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS - Quantitation of individual proteins via quantitative electrophoretic anti-body detection

IMMUNOFIXATION - Only if required- Detection and identification of immunoglobulins.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

The protein profile is a broad spectrum tool used to give information on:

  • Nutritional status
  • Renal and hepatic health
  • Monoclonal gammopathies
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Amyloidosis 
  • Acute renal failure
  • Inflammatory responses

 

External Price$35.37(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

2 mL of bood in a plain tube (red top). Serum should be separated off and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

Plasma samples may be accepted in the absence of serum, however the presence of fibrinogen will compromise results.

Patient SpecimenBlood 5 - 10 mL (Plain Tube T15). (Red)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 200 ÁL (Red)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsPreference >0.5 mL Minimum 200 uL Refrigerate
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice or ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Protein Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number(03)3640334 | x80334
Test AvailabilityMonday - Friday, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Turnaround Time1 - 3 days
Reference Interval

Refer to Protein Chemistry Lab ext 80334

Results include a pathologist report

Interpretation

The protein profile includes a copy of the electrophoregram obtained from the sample along with quantitative analyses of a number of different proteins:

  • Pre-albumin
  • Albumin
  • Alpha-1 antichymotrypsin
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin
  • Orosomucoid (Alpha-1 acid glycoprotein)
  • Haptoglobin
  • Ceruloplasmin
  • Transferrin
  • Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgM)
  • CRP

Interpretive comments may also be added.

The results obtained through the protein profile should not be interpreted in isolation.

For more comprehensive interpretation or discussion around these results please contact the pathologist.

Additional Information

Immunoglobulins - If an abnormality is detected, immunoglobulins may be added.

Delphic Number Test Number3214

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