Test Catalog

Test ID: EPU    
Electrophoresis, Protein, 24 Hour, Urine

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

Monitoring patients with 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
PTUProtein, Total, UYesYes
PEUProtein Electrophoresis, UNoYes

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
IFXUImmunofixation, UNoNo

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

Urine protein electrophoresis alone is not considered an adequate screening for monoclonal gammopathies.

 

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

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Laboratory Approach to the Diagnosis of Amyloidosis

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Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

PTU: Turbidimetry

PEU: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

IFXU: Immunofixation

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

Yes

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

Electrophoresis, Protein, U

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

Bence Jones Urine
Heavy Chains Urine
Immunoelectrophoresis, Urine
Immunofixation Electrophoresis (IFE)
Immunofixation, Urine
Kappa Chains Urine
Lambda Chains Urine
Light Chains Urine
Paraprotein
Special Protein Studies, Urine