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Test Code LAB119 Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum

Additional Codes

CPT Code: 84165

Methodology

Includes albumin, alpha-1-globulin, alpha-2-globulin, beta- and gamma-globulin, and total protein.

Performing Laboratory

Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Chemistry and Special Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a gold top or a red and black tiger-top serum gel tube. (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum.

Reference Values

TOTAL PROTEIN

0-6 days: 4.6-7.0 g/dL

7 days-6 months: 4.4-7.6 g/dL

7 months-11 months: 5.1-7.3 g/dL

1-2 years: 5.6-7.5 g/dL

3-7 years: 6.4-8.2 g/dL

≥18 years: 6.1-7.9 g/dL

PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS

Alpha-1-globulin: 0.1-0.3 g/dL

Alpha-2-globulin: 0.6-1.1 g/dL

Beta-globulin: 0.6-1.1 g/dL

Gamma-globulin: 0.6-1.6 g/dL

ALBUMIN

Males
0-7 days: 2.4-4.9 g/dL

8 days-11 months: 1.2-4.7 g/dL

1-3 years: 3.5-4.7 g/dL

4-6 years: 3.6-5.2 g/dL

7-17 years: 3.8-5.6 g/dL

18-39 years: 3.5-5.0 g/dL

≥40 years: 3.2-5.0 g/dL

Females

0-7 days: 2.4-4.9 g/dL

8 days-11 months: 1.2-4.7 g/dL

1-3 years: 3.5-4.7 g/dL

4-6 years: 3.6-5.2 g/dL

7-17 years: 3.8-5.6 g/dL

18-39 years: 3.5-5.0 g/dL

≥40 years: 3.2-5.0 g/dL

INTERPRETATION

Normal