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What other tests for multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Myeloma tests: There are many tests that are used to diagnose and stage multiple myeloma. These can include: cbc, chemistry panel, bone marrow biopsy, chromosome studies, plain xrays of the bones, 24 hour urine collection. Sometimes special imaging studies such as mri, ct or pet may be used.
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 20 years experience
Blood/Urine/Imaging: Usually workup involves blood and urine tests (spep / upep - serum and urine protein electrophoresis). The preferred initial imaging study is the skeletal survey (x-ray of multiple sites of the body including skull, axial skeleton, and proximal long bones). Bony lesions are usually lytic.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The tests for Multiple myeloma include:: Albumin, Basic metabolic panel, Bone marrow biopsy, Complete blood count, Ionized calcium, Lactate dehydrogenase, MRI, Skeletal survey, C reactive protein, Protein electrophoresis, 24 hour urine protein electrophoresis, Free kappa lambda light chains, Beta 2 microglobulin.
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Last updated Sep 27, 2018

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