A 31-year-old male asked:
Testing for al amyloid. spep shows no m-spike but mildly elevated total protein & a/g ratio (2.7) due to high albumin. globulins well within normal range. worrisome? serum/urine ife &marrow biopsy ok, but elevated free k/l ratio due to low lambda.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: High albumin simply means either that you were a bit dehydrated / thirsty or that you're one of the few % who naturally fall outside the reference ranges -- ranges are set so that a few % of healthies fall outside. A/G ratio isn't a concern, neither is K/L in this context, glad your globulins are fine. Look for some other illness to explain your findings if you feel sick. Best wishes.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
OK: this is a thorough work up, the K/L ratio would not concern me in this instance unless either of the components were high, In that case I would check a bone marrow, which you have already confirmed as normal
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