A 32-year-old female asked:
would myeloma-related proteins or an m spike show up in routine blood tests - or specialized tests only? what about protein in routine urine test?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/no/maybe: A routine chemistry may show an elevation in the total protein or globulin levels plus or minus high calcium or kidney dysfunction but the ultimate diagnosis is made with an SPEP + IFE. Urine electrophoresis may also show the protein if it's small enough to filter through. That is not always the case, though.
Answered on May 16, 2014
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