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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You r OK: When I do tests that I do not need, I do not know what to do if abnormal.

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bone marrow : A bone marrow examination in addition to testing serum is an essential part of the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. It is imperative that you consult a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I bet it's nothing: Without free light chains or a monoclonal protein in blood or urine, the ratio's meaningless. And like most lab tests, the reference range is set so t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Spike in UPEP: If you have an abnormal M spike on your urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP), that suggests there is some abnormal cells making excess gamma globulin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: If I am understaning this right you have a monoclonal protien band? The most important next steps here would be to identify the band (immunofixatio ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: This depends on what you are looking for. If you are just interested in antigen binding, any specific antibody would bind to the antigen.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: The ife is very sensitive at finding an abnormal antibody (monoclonal antibody) in blood, but it does not measure the quantity. The spep is less sens ... Read More
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