Test Catalog

Test ID: PEL    
Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring patients with monoclonal gammopathies


Diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathies


Protein electrophoresis alone is not considered an adequate screen for monoclonal gammopathies

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
TPETotal ProteinYes, (order TP)Yes
ELPProtein ElectrophoresisNoYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If a discrete electrophoresis band is identified, the laboratory will evaluate the serum protein electrophoresis and, if necessary, perform immunofixation at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

TPE: Biuret

ELP: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

IMFX: Immunofixation and/or Immunodiffusion

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Electrophoresis, Protein, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Immunology Profile (Pr Elect)
Protein Electrophoresis+Total Protein
SPE (Serum Protein Electrophoresis)
SPEP (Serum Protein Electrophoresis)
Protein Elect+Immunofixation (ALWAYS ORDER MPSS)