A 31-year-old male asked:
Would waldenstrom macroglob/mult myeloma definitely show abnormal total protein or abnormal a/g ratio? protein 7.7, alb 4.7, alb 3.0,a/g ratio 1.5
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Pathology 49 years experience
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Look for abnormal Pr: Both conditions produce an abnormal Protein in their blood(or sometimes in Urine). This protein is called paraprotein or M spike which can be detected on a test called SPE(Serum Protein Electrophoresis). Once the M spike has been found, then we do a bone marrow test to look for abnormal cells(called Plasma cells which are increased in Myeloma(>10 %) and similar look cells are found in Waldenstrom'
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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