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Serum globulin electrophoresis

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Alternative Names

Globulin electrophoresis


Normal Values
  • Serum globulin: 2.0 to 3.5 g/dL
  • IgM component: 75 to 300 mg/dL
  • IgG component: 650 to 1850 mg/dL
  • IgA component: 90 to 350 mg/dL

Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.


What abnormal results mean

Increased gamma globulin proteins may indicate:

  • Acute infection
  • Chronic inflammatory disease (for example, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Hyperimmunization
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia

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Review Date: 03/21/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; James R. Mason, MD, Oncologist, Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program and Stem Cell Processing Lab, Scripps Clinic, Torrey Pines, California.

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