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What is UPEP lab test for?

Urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP) is a test your doctor can use to determine if there's protein in your urine. It can also help your doctor find out how much of each type of protein is present.

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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

  1. Serum and urine protein electrophoresis (SPEP and UPEP). Your doctor places a sample of your blood or urine in a gel.
  2. Quantitative immunoglobulin testing (Qlg). This test measures the total amount of immunoglobulin proteins in your blood.
  3. Immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) of blood or urine.

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