Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Blood biochemistry: gamma globulin

Synonym(s): IgG

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Serum protein electrophoresis (does not identify classes; quantifies total globulins).
  • Immunoelectrophoresis Serum protein electrophoresis: separating serum proteins.

Availability

  • Serum protein electrophoresis done at most commercial laboratories. Immunoelectrophoresis or radial immunodiffusion less widely available. Call laboratory to determine availability prior to submission.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.
  • Hemolysis can affect assay.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Electrophoresis: sophisticated technique.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Williams D (1981) Gammopathies. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet 3, 815-822.

Other sources of information

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


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