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What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has developed over the normal population. This can be a benign condition for many years or progress into a condition called multiple myeloma that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Electrophoresis (Definition)

Elecrophoresis is a process of running an electrical current through a matrix and separating items based on how fast they move through the matrix. Frequently in science and medicine, proteins or dna/rna is separated on gel based on the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what electrophoresis means?

Could you tell me what electrophoresis means?

Electrophoresis: Electrophoresis: separates molecules by size & electric charge. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having trouble finding this question. can all abnormal hemoglobin be diagnosed by electrophoresis?

What to do if I am having trouble finding this question. can all abnormal hemoglobin be diagnosed by electrophoresis?

No: Some may require more detailed analysis including DNA sequencing. Electrophoresis can detect most of the common and injurious variants. ...Read more

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What does a high alpha 1 protein electrophoresis mean?

Inflammation: Serum protein electrophoresis is a test that examines specific proteins in the blood, serum Albumin and alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, and gamma globulins. In the alpha-1 zone, alpha-1 antitrypsin (aat) is the major protein, which is involved in neutralizing enzymes secreted by inflammatory cells. Aat is increased in acute inflammation. ...Read more

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What does Lipoprotein Electrophoresis test show? I had one, and now my doctor can not explain it, and never references it, always looking at lipids

What does Lipoprotein Electrophoresis test show? I had one, and now my doctor can not explain it, and never references it, always looking at lipids

SeperatesLipoprotein: particles by charge & size. Lipoproteins, complex fat particles which transport all fat molecules around body in the water outside cells, have always been the correct issue for artery disease, not any one fat, eg. cholesterol or triglycerides, which is being carried. The higher the LDL-particle concentrations, the more arterial disease progresses; the higher the Large-HDL-particles, the slower. ...Read more

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My 13 month old had high hgb a2, and f on electrophoresis. In comments it said heterozygous hgb a and hgb c are present. What does it mean?

My 13 month old had high hgb  a2, and f on electrophoresis. In comments it said heterozygous hgb a and hgb c are present. What does it mean?

Hemoglobin c trait: There are multiple variants of hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen. As long as you have a normal component (in this case HGB a) there should not be any major health problems. It could be a problem for your grandchildren, though. If they get your child's abnormal variant, and an abnormal variant from the other parent, they could have a blood disease. ...Read more

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My CBC exame show MCV low 77.3 and MCH low 22.5 what is the causes and is that mean iam treat thalassemia . Hg electrophoresis all normal afsa2?

My CBC exame show MCV low 77.3 and MCH low 22.5     what is the causes and is that mean iam  treat thalassemia . Hg electrophoresis all normal afsa2?

Low MCV often IDA: I agree with other responders that a low MCV is likely iron deficiency anemia (ida). However, instead of assume that and treat, some simple tests can be done. CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticuloctye count, epo level, ferritin & other iron studies. Ferritin tends to be the best iron study for determination of ida. Also a ua (for microhematuria) and fob (fecal occult blood test). ...Read more

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What does elevated IgM means in serum electrophoresis, everything else is at normal values? Patient expirienced frequently angioedemas recently? Thank

What does elevated IgM means in serum electrophoresis, everything else is at normal values? Patient expirienced frequently angioedemas recently? Thank

Depends: The IgM elevation would depend on how high & whether it is monoclonal or polyclonal. If the value is just moderately elevated, it may signal the presence of a current infection which can potentially be the cause for the angioedema. On the other hand, it is more likely that it has nothing to do with your angioedema at all. Consult an allergist if this remains an issue. ...Read more

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Serum protein electrophoresis - hight beta fraction, what does this mean?

Serum protein electrophoresis - hight beta fraction, what does this mean?

Unimportant: Tell us your values of all proteins. The only two that matter are Albumin and Gamma Globulin. A M spike(monoclonal peak) can be abnormal...so look for this, otherwise you are ok and can ignore the beta fraction. ...Read more