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Overview

The Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile, also known as urine protein electrophoresis, is a laboratory test that is used to detect and identify abnormal proteins in the urine. These proteins may be indicative of certain medical conditions such as multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow, or other forms of kidney disease. The test is performed by separating the proteins in the urine sample using a technique called electrophoresis, which separates the proteins by size and charge. The separated proteins are then identified using antibodies that bind to specific protein types, which produces a pattern called an immunofixation pattern. The test is considered qualitative because it only detects the presence or absence of certain proteins in the urine, rather than quantifying the amount present. The results of the test are typically reported as a pattern of bands that correspond to specific proteins.

Written By: Supriya Kulkarni, Lead-Content & Training

Reviewed By: Dr. Alap Christry M.D. AVP-Lab Operations & Scientific Business Head-Clinical Chemistry

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Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile with a clear pricing structure.

The Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile Price in Mumbai is ₹ 6,655 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile test (also known as urine immunoelectrophoresis) is a laboratory test that measures presence / absence of specific proteins in a person's urine sample.

The Immunofixation Qualitative Urine Profile Test is performed to:

  1. Detect and diagnose various diseases affecting the kidneys, such as multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), amyloidosis, and other disorders.
  2. Determine the specific type of proteins that are present in the urine, which can help in identifying the underlying disease or condition causing the proteinuria.
  3. Monitor the progress of a known kidney disorder, such as multiple myeloma or MGUS, and assess the effectiveness of treatment.
  4. Differentiate between the various types of proteins that can be present in the urine, such as albumin, globulin, and Bence-Jones protein.
  5. Help to establish the severity of a kidney disorder and the potential for complications, such as kidney failure.
  6. Provide valuable information for treatment decisions, including the use of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other interventions to manage the underlying disease or condition.

Symptoms that may indicate the need for an Immunofixation Qualitative Urine test include:

  1. Bone pain or fractures
  2. Fatigue
  3. Recurrent infections
  4. Anemia
  5. Kidney problems, including proteinuria or elevated creatinine levels
  6. Unexplained weight loss
  7. Elevated calcium levels in the blood

 

If the results of the test are abnormal, it could indicate a number of conditions, including:

  1. Multiple myeloma: This is a cancer of the plasma cells that produce antibodies. Abnormal proteins produced by these cells can be detected by the IUFP test.
  2. Amyloidosis: This is a rare condition in which abnormal proteins build up in tissues and organs. The IUFP test can help to diagnose this condition.
  3. Kidney disease: Abnormal proteins in the urine can be a sign of kidney damage or disease.
  4. Inflammation: Inflammation in the body can cause abnormal proteins to be released into the urine.

You will be asked to provide a urine sample. The sample will be collected in a sterile container and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

No special preparation is required for the test. However, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider before taking the test, as they may have specific instructions or recommendations based on your individual medical history and current health status.

Depending on the patient's specific medical condition and symptoms, other laboratory tests that may be ordered along with Immunofixation Qualitative Urine test include:

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC) - measures the number and types of blood cells in the body.
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) - measures the levels of various chemicals and electrolytes in the blood, such as glucose, calcium, and liver enzymes.
  3. Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPEP) - a blood test that identifies the types and levels of proteins in the blood, including immunoglobulins.
  4. Urine Protein Electrophoresis (UPEP) - a test that separates and identifies the types and levels of proteins in the urine.
  5. Beta-2 Microglobulin (B2M) - a blood or urine test that measures the levels of a protein that is often elevated in patients with multiple myeloma or other cancers.
  6. Serum Free Light Chains (SFLC) - a blood test that measures the levels of light chains, which are components of immunoglobulins.
  7. Bone marrow biopsy - a procedure in which a small sample of bone marrow is removed and examined to identify any abnormal cells or bone marrow disorders.
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