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Test Mnemonic SPEP Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Specimen Volume

Specimen Volume: Full tube (minimum volume: serum gel tube must be >50% filled or a full serum gel
MICROTAINER)
Collection Instructions: Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes. Centrifuge with stopper in place for 10 minutes at
2,000 rpm to ensure that the gel barrier separates the serum and cells.

Date(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3pm