What is Protein Electrophoresis, Serum?
Electrophoresis is the procedure used to separate charged particles that are there in a mixture. When it comes to Protein Electrophoresis, charged protein particles are separated from blood or urine. This test is conducted to detect multiple myeloma. It is also conducted to supplement other tests such as total blood cell tests and total protein tests, which are used to diagnose autoimmune diseases, liver disorders, kidney disorders and protein loosing disorders.
Why is Protein Electrophoresis, Serum done?
If you are suffering from symptoms of multiple myeloma like bone pains, fractures etc. These tests are also used to diagnose multiple sclerosis and inflammation of the brain caused by infections.
Preparation for Protein Electrophoresis, Serum
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Protein Electrophoresis, Serum