Traditionally, most clinical laboratory electrophoresis utilizes methods that separate and identify proteins in serum, urine, CSF, and some other body fluids. Most studies are designed to detect serum protein abnormalities and gathering more information about gammopathies.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence in electrophoresis use and methods. Development of automated methods has enhanced this. The evolution of numerous molecular diagnostic investigations and research in proteomics have also augmented electrophoresis.
Applications of two-dimensional electrophoresis discussed the use of electrophoresis in proteomics. Electrophoresis and molecular diagnostics, blotting techniques, and current uses of CE in molecular diagnostics will be discussed now.