Electrophoresis of serum proteins facilitates screening and diagnosis of haematological malignancy. Serum protein electrophoresis may also have some value in monitoring of inflammatory responses, assessment of nutritional status and detection of specific protein abnormalities such as A1AT deficiency.
Hyperglobulinaemia/Hypoglobulinaemia Screening for haematological malignancy Monitoring of established plasma cell dyscrasia
SST (gold top) or serum (red top)
1 week (please allow up to 2 weeks if further analysis is required)
Where appropriate, further analysis will be carried out, eg. immunofixation/immunotyping and quantitation of paraproteins.