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Test Code IAGM Immunoglobulins A, G, M Quantitative

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Mint green top with gel separator

Preferred Volume

4 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

 Once per admit.  If monitoring an identified paraprotein, then once per week.

Availability

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Turnaround Time

24 – 72 hrs

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Immunoturbidimetry

CPT Code

82784×3

Test Includes

This panel includes the following tests: IgA, IgG,  and IgM.

Reference Range

Refer to test information for individual analytes.

Critical Results

None

Test Limitations

It is known that the so-called paraproteins secreted in monoclonal gammopathies (monoclonal immunoglobulinemia) may differ from the respective immunoglobulins of polyclonal origin by amino acid composition and size. This may impair the binding to antibody and hence impair accurate quantitation.

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Fee Code

43055, 43056, 43057