Clinical Chemistry Answers for Quiz No. 5

Question 8 answer

By Prof .Dr. Hoda Hagras


8- How are proteins detected in capillary zone electrophoresis? What advantages does capillary electrophoresis have over standard electrophoresis in SPEP?

  • Proteins detected by optical means, like absorption spectrophotometry and separation is depending on molecular to charge ratio.
  • Advantages of capillary electrophoresis:

- Radiates heat readily, does not overheat.

- run times are short because of high voltage

- smaller volume