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- Basic Principals of Electrophoresis
- Principle of Electrophoresis
- Isoelectric Point (pI)
- Mobility or Rate of Migration
- Rate of Migration
- Which statement is correct for a protein with an isoelectric point (pI) of 7.0?
- The pI of a protein is 9.2. This protein is placed in an electrical field where a buffer sets the pH at 10.0. Select the correct statement regarding t...
- Which one of the following will slow down the migration of solutes in electrophoresis?
- Electrophoresis and Buffers
- Role of Buffers
- Buffers and pH
- Proteins in a buffer with the pH set at 8.6 will become anions and move to the positively charged electrode.
- Specimens for Electrophoresis
- After reviewing the information on specimen samples for electrophoresis, select the one correct statement.
- Electrophoresis and Support Media
- Types of Support Media
- Agarose Gel
- Polyacrylamide Gels
- There are several different types of media that can be used in electrophoresis. Most methods today use a gel (cellulose acetate, agarose, or polyacryl...
- Electrophoresis Instrumentation
- Electrophoresis Equipment
- Automated electrophoresis systems only include automated reagent addition, electrophoresis of sample, staining of separated fragments, and detection o...
- Types of Electrophoresis
- Visualization and Detection
- Visualization and Detection Methods
- Stains and Dyes
- Labeled Probes
- Which statements below are correct descriptions of visualization and detection methods used in electrophoresis?
- Technical Considerations and Electrophoresis Troubleshooting
- Resurgence of Electrophoresis
Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Mary Ellen Koenn, MS, MLS(ASCP) is an associate professor emeritus, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science Program. During her career as a medical technologist and educator, she has been a laboratory supervisor and manager and has held several teaching positions. She is the author of numerous articles for laboratory publications and textbook chapters and is a frequent presenter at laboratory seminars and workshops. Ms. Koenn holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Technology.
Reviewer information: Leslie Lovett, MS, MT(ASCP) is the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and a professor at Pierpont Community and Technical College in West Virginia. She holds a MS degree in Medical Technology with classes toward a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Course Description: This course discusses the many types and applications of electrophoresis in the clinical laboratory. Commonly used terms are defined and procedures are described, including explanations of various electrophoretic patterns. A discussion on newer molecular diagnostic techniques that incorporate electrophoresis conclude this in depth look at electrophoresis.