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Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine

Overview Brief

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is done to monitor conditions that result in abnormal protein production or loss. [2]

What is Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine?

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is a lab test which is done to monitor excess production of certain proteins or loss of important proteins.

Why is Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine suggested?

The Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is suggested in the presence of the following symptoms[2]:

  • Presence of unexplained and sudden pain in bones and ribs.
  • Unexplained and constant weakness and fatigue.
  • Unexplained and rapid weight loss.
  • Presence of recurrent infections with no particular diagnosis.
  • Presence of generic nausea and vomiting.

How is Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine performed?

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is performed as follows:

  • A sample is taken from the patient.
  • The IFX test is done on the test sample.

What are the parameters measured in Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine?

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test gives the practitioner a rough estimate of the division of proteins present in the body. This helps the practitioner determine increased and decreased or abnormal levels of certain proteins that may have led to the speculated condition.

Preparation before performing Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine

The following points need to be taken into consideration before the Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test:-

  • The patient must visit the doctor to discuss all the details of symptoms and medical history.
  • If the patient has experienced any prior problems in taking blood tests, they must inform the doctor before taking the test.

Post-care after Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.

A bandage may be required in case blood is drawn.

Sample types in Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine test is done with the use of[1]:

  • Blood samples of patients.
  • Urine Sample.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid sample.

Side effects/risks of Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine

Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine is a simple lab test hence, there are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.

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