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What is UPEP lab test for?
Also to know is, what does UPEP stand for?
The urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP) test is used to estimate how much of certain proteins are in the urine.
why is a protein electrophoresis test done? The test separates proteins in the blood based on their electrical charge. The protein electrophoresis test is often used to find abnormal substances called M proteins. The presence of M proteins can be a sign of a type of cancer called myeloma, or multiple myeloma.
Beside above, what is Spep lab test?
Serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) is a laboratory technique that's used to determine the levels of some types of proteins in a blood sample. There are a number of reasons why a doctor may order this test.
How do you test for M protein?
Tests for M Proteins
- Serum and urine protein electrophoresis (SPEP and UPEP). Your doctor places a sample of your blood or urine in a gel.
- Quantitative immunoglobulin testing (Qlg). This test measures the total amount of immunoglobulin proteins in your blood.
- Immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) of blood or urine.