UPEP (Urine Protein Electrophoresis) Test


Test Code: 354928
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

UPEP (Urine Protein Electrophoresis) Test

The UPEP/Protein Electrophoresis urine test detects and measures certain proteins in a urine sample.  This test uses an electrical field to separate proteins into groups based on size, shape and electrical charge.  Results for this test will provide measurements for the five major protein factions, Albumin, Alpha-1-Globulin, Alpha-2-Globulin, Beta Globulin, and Gamma Globulin, as well as Total Protein, Albumin, and M-spike if present.  Normally, there will be little or no protein in the urine.  The presence of proteins can indicate a number of conditions including urinary tract infection, inflammation, decreased kidney function, diabetic kidney disease, and a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma.

A UPEP test is sometimes ordered if someone shows irregular protein levels in the urine from a Urinalysis test.  A Serum Protein Electrophoresis is often ordered at the same time.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

A morning first urine collection is preferred.

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UPEP (Urine Protein Electrophoresis) Test


Test Code: 8525
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

UPEP (Urine Protein Electrophoresis) Test

The Protein Electrophoresis urine test detects and measures certain proteins in a urine sample.  This test uses an electrical field to separate proteins into groups based on size, shape and electrical charge.  Results for this test will provide measurements for the five major protein factions, Albumin, Alpha-1-Globulin, Alpha-2-Globulin, Beta Globulin, and Gamma Globulin, as well as Total Protein, Albumin, and creatinine.  Normally, there will be little or no protein in the urine.  The presence of proteins can indicate a number of conditions including urinary tract infection, inflammation, decreased kidney function, diabetic kidney disease, and a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma.

A Protein Electrophoresis test is sometimes ordered if someone shows irregular protein levels in the urine from a Urinalysis test.  A Serum Protein Electrophoresis is often ordered at the same time.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

A morning first urine collection is preferred.

Categories:



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