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Serum protein electrophoresis

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Overview

  • At pH 8.6 all serum proteins carry negative charge and migrate from cathode to anode.
  • Proteins can be separated in an electric field on the basis of their molecular charge densities and weight.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Cellulose acetate membrane commonly used.
  • Agarose gel used for high-resolution electrophoresis.

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Font A (1996) Consider leishmaniasis in differential for monoclonal gammopathies in dogs. JAVMA 208, 104-107.

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J & Feldman E C (eds) (2000) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.5 th edn. W B Saunders & Co, USA.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Brass M L (eds) (1997)Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Academic Press, USA.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994)Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, USA.

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