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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Immunology Laboratory

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Immunofixation

Also known as: Serum Fix; Fix; Paraprotein identification; Myeloma screen

All serum and urine samples with suspected paraprotein bands on capillary zone electrophoresis are typed by immunofixation/immunodisplacement and quantified by densitometry.

Specimen requirements

Serum - 1ml

Urine - 10ml

Cost

Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

Not applicable

Laboratory method

Immunoelectrophoresis and Immunofixation

Reference range/units

Reported descriptiveley as the presence or absence of a paraprotein band

Associated tests

Not applicable

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.

International

Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email immunology.office@ouh.nhs.uk