Serum protein electrophoresis

 

Alternative names, keywords

SPE

Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications

 

Reference range

Interpretation with report. Includes quantitation of monoclonal bands.

Turnaround time

4 working days (but note reporting may be delayed if further investigation is needed e.g. immunofixation).

Enquiries

Biochemistry (Special Chemistry)