Suspicion of myeloma, or other B cell dyscrasias.
Suspicion of immune deficiency
Investigation of high serum globulin level, or raised ESR.
Part of Profile
Serum protein electrophoresis will be done on all
IgA, IgG, and IgM
Request on ICE
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample; assay within previous
Age related reference ranges are reported; see laboratory report
for paediatric ranges.
IgA 0.7 - 4.0 g/L
IgG 7.0 - 16.0 g/L
IgM 0.4 - 2.3 g/L
Further investigations will be performed if an abnormal band is
found: confirmation of paraprotein, identification and quantitation
of any monoclonal band.