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A 41-year-old female asked:

I got a total protein test and it was 8.9 normal range is 6.3-8.2. i have raynolds disease and my dr ordered an spep test what does it mean?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
SPEP: SPEP stands for serum protein electrophoresis. It is commonly used to separate out and identify abnormal protein in the blood called M-protein. Increased level of M-protein can be caused by infection, inflammation or cancer such as multiple myeloma. Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow, which can produce excessive monoclonal M-protein detected by SPEP.
Last updated Sep 3, 2015

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