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protein electrophoresis, serum
Synonyms: SPEP 
Computer Code: PREL
Specimen Collection: 6 mL blood (red or gold top tube).
Pediatrics: 0.25 mL blood (red microtainer). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. Min 0.2 mL serum. 
Reference Values: Total Protein: 6.0-8.0 GM/DL Albumin: 3.1-4.5 GM/DL Alpha 1 Globulin: 0.1-0.3 GM/DL Alpha 2 Globulin: 0.6-1.2 GM/DL Beta Globulin: 0.7-1.3 GM/DL Gamma Globulin: 0.6-1.5 GM/DL  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: 2/week 
Routine TAT: 4 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 84165 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 18
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/27/2014
Time: 04:31:55 (24hr)