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A 40-year-old female asked:

Can you explain what this might mean: "apparent polyclonal gammopathy: igm. kappa and lambda increased". immunoglobulin m is also high at 437.?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Monoclonal processes: Are often malignant or pre malignant. Polyclonal processes are usually reactive/infectious/inflammatory.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Infection: These results likely indicate a recent infection but need to be evaluated in the context of other laboratory tests and your exam.
Last updated Aug 5, 2020


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