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Method of Qiu et al for Removal of Fibrinogen from Plasma Using Cold Ethanol Precipitation Prior to Protein Electrophoresis

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Fibrinogen in plasma samples may obscure immunoglobulin fractions on protein electrophoresis or be misinterpreted as a monoclonal protein. Qiu et al used a method to remove fibrinogen by precipitation in the cold with ethanol. The authors are from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

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