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What tests diagnose myeloma?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Electrophoresis and: Free serum light chain tests. Multiple myeloma is generally diagnosed by electrophoresis of serum, urine and free serum light chain test. X-rays of the bone may reveal lytic lesions that are a strong indicator of the disease. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires examination of bone marrow by a pathologist.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Tests: You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a multiple myeloma. Please discuss further with your hematologist/oncologist.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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