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Protein Electrophoresis, Random Urine

Test Name

Protein Electrophoresis, Random Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Small orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 3 mL urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Random Urine in a small sterile orange cap container. Indicate date and time of Collection.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Create an aliquot from the sample and Centrifuge before placing on automation line using the bypass rack.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or leaking specimen will be rejected

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 14 days at 2-8°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab ASAP

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days

Reference Value


Test Utilization

NOTE: There is limited utility in repeating serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP), urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP, or serum free light chains in short interval. If these tests have been completed in the last 20 days they will not be processed. Please contact the core lab x5082 if you have an exceptional circumstance that warrants repeat testing.

Test Code



Gel Electrophoresis

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 26, 2020