Immunofixation electrophoresis is the process of separating proteins in the blood (serum) or urine using an electric current to move them across a thin layer of gel. It is used to identify the presence or absence of abnormal proteins and to detect, diagnose and monitor the course and treatment of conditions associated with these proteins, including multiple myeloma and other related diseases. (Lab Test Online UK).
This manual guides practitioners through the technique and interpretation of immunofixation electrophoresis. Beginning with an introduction, the book provides a step by step description of the techniques, instruments, electrophoresis patterns and their interpretation, stains used, and diseases that may be diagnosed with this process.
More than 200 full colour images and illustrations enhance learning.
Step by step guide to immunofixation electrophoresis
Describes different methods and their interpretation
Covers diseases that may be diagnosed using electrophoresis, including multiple myeloma
Includes more than 200 full colour images and illustrations
Najat Rashid MSc PhD (UK) Director, Federal Medical Laboratories; Consultant Clinical and Molecular Biochemist, Ministry of Health, UAE Ramnik Sood MD (Path, Gold Medalist) Consultant, Reem Medical and Diagnostic Centre, Healthcare Meena, Sharjah, UAE
Chapter 1: Serum Protein Electrophoresis: Introduction Chapter 2: Serum Protein Electrophoresis: Indications Chapter 3: Serum Protein Electrophoresis: Clinical Significance Chapter 4: Methods for Electrophoresis Chapter 5: Interpretive Guide of Individual Specific Proteins Electrophoresis of Normal and Abnormal Patterns Chapter 6: Cryoglobulin Chapter 7: Lipoprotein Electrophoresis Chapter 8: Alkaline Phosphatase Electrophoresis Bibliography Index