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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
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
I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50
What is FSGS?:
Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people.
Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more
Unclear question: Do you have high protein in the urine? If the protein concentration in urine is 0.21 gm/dL, that warrants an investigation of the kidney function. If you are diabetic, it is all the more important that you consult your doctor, even though protein in urine by itself warrants seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, What is total gamma globulin level? If it is more than 2.0 gm/dL it needs to be evaluated. There are many causes of polyclonal gammopathy., and some of those are serious. ...Read more
Nothing Particular: It is one of those changes which has no clear cut medical implications. You can ignore it and you would not have to think about it or anything serious that I can medically relate it to. Good like ...Read more
No worries: This is of no consequence. I would ignore it. ...Read more
No: Basically worthless. You're way too young for myeloma. Matt, you've been concerned about lymphoma for months. You're a smart guy at your mental and physical peak. There must be some bold, decisive actions you can take, with good guidance, to make your life better and more fulfilled, so that these concerns won't torment you. You deserve better. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the difference in the utility of these 2 tests: IgG subclass (1-4) serum blood test.......And......Serum protein electrophoresis?
Proteins: Igg is an immunoglobulin produced in the body to defends us from infection and inflammation, it is subdivided in 4 subclasses which all have different fucntions, the serum protein electrophoresis is going to measure the distribution of proteins in the blood to determine if there is an abnormal protein production. ...Read more
Slightly elevated beta fraction from serum protein electrophoresis. Beta 1.07 (high) (0.52-0.98) increased beta fraction, no monoclonal or polyclonal gammopathy seen. Immunofixation normal.
This report is of no: These values are of no particular concern. This test is mainly useful to check for monoclonal peaks...Which you do not have. ...Read more
Moms blood protein high@ 8.5g/dl (8.3 upper limit). Alb ok. Glob@ upper limit of normal. A/G ratio low@. 8 (1.1-2.2). Low iron, high ferritin. Hgb low@ 12g/dl (12.5-16). eGFR 59. Can biopsy-proven chronic gastritis explain? Push for electrophoresis?
Repeat labs: All of the abnormal labs there are borderline. None of them seem to stand out as a major problem. I think if she has a diagnosis of gastritis, and it is being treated, it would be OK to wait a few weeks and redraw her blood work to see if it is still abnormal. Good luck to both of you. ...Read more
I had normal serum protein electrophoresis. Alpha-1-globulin is 0.25 (0.17 - 0.50 g/dl). Low end of normal? Do I need to test for alpha1-antitrypsin?
No: Don't bother. What would you do with a result? I'm going to assume that you are a non-smoker and that at age 31 your exercise tolerance is like your peers. You're probably not a candidate for pricey, inconvenient replacement. ...Read more
I had normal serum protein electrophoresis. Alpha-1-globulin is 0.25 (0.17 - 0.50 g/dl). Low end of normal? Test for alpha1-antitrypsin? Dr not concerned. I have mild asthma (no wheezing, coughing, etc
Doesn't immunofixation test for the same things as protein electrophoresis and even more than protein electrophoresis?
It is not same test:
Serum protein electrophoresis (spe) is a screening test for myeloma and other paraproteinemias it simple shows the abnormal (m) protein peak.
Immunofixation is the next best test which provides a lot more additional information like the type of immunoglobulin which is causing the m spike and it will also tell us more useful info about further quantitation of the m peak and subtyping of your disease. ...Read more
Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smoldering or full blown myeloma and quantitative igg is a blood test to quantify the amount of igg in blood. Usually more than 3 grams is significant in blood. ...Read more
Will the serum protein electrophoresis test tell me anything that the immunofixation test would not tell me?
Yes.: The ife is very sensitive at finding an abnormal antibody (monoclonal antibody) in blood, but it does not measure the quantity. The spep is less sensitive at finding the monocloprotein protein, but it is a quantitative test, so it answers "how much" monoclonal protein is present. The spep is used to monitor therapy for that reason. ...Read more
Doc wants to do protein electrophoresis test. Globulin always low and a/g always high. Could globulin just be low due to my igg3 deficiency, though?
Globulin production affects immunoglobulin
production, hence your low igg3 is a result of your low globulin level and this needs to be investigated. Your doctor is right. ...Read more
M58, could RA factor test rule out rhemetoid artheratis and protein electrophoresis, serum calcium, fbc, ESR rule out multiple myleoma up to some extnt?
See details: The ccp antibody is a more specific test for ra. 20-25% of people with RA have a negative rheumatoid factor. The protein electrophoresis is an important diagnostic test for myeloma but the diagnosis is really made through a bone marrow exam. A normal spep, however, rules out myeloma. ...Read more
I have high albumin, high a/g, low globulin. Why does doc want 2 do protein electrophoresis? I thought globulin was low due 2 my igg3 deficiency.
Ask your doctor: Yes, you may be correct. Your doctor may be looking for something else with a more detailed test. Communicate. If you cannot and it is because of your doctor, find a new one. Good luck and hope this works out. ...Read more
High KAPPA/LAMBDA LIGHT CHAIN/slightly high ratio. No Monoclonal protein immunofixation or serum electrophoresis. Is this a type of cancer? Normal WBC
Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.
False positive rate:
There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders.
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Wondering what might be wrong: becoming more & more anemic (hct 30; hgb 8.0; RBC 2.9, ESR 91; platelets 485k; serum protein electrophoresis showed a slight decrease in albumin.
Hematology: You need a GI and/or a hematologist to review case and determine the exact cause of your pathology. ...Read more
If complement c3, ch50, serum protein electrophoresis, and immunofixation suggest severe infection, why is CBC normal? I've never had blood culture.
Lab data: Without placing values in a clinical context with full history, exam and all data it is pointless to speculate. You need to be evaluated by a physician and if the one you are seeing cannot provide answers, get a second opinion. Try seeing an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in upper tibia. We tested serum protin electrophoresis, bence-jones protine, cacium, esr.?
Seek Oncologist to t:
She needs to be treated by an Oncologist. Treatment may be carried out with radiotherapy (if there is no other abnormality away from Tibia) or Chemotherapy if she has any indications of Myeloma cells outside the Tibia lesion.
This is a critical decision to be made only by a specialist (Hematologist or Oncologist) ...Read more
What to do if I am having trouble finding this question. Can all abnormal hemoglobin be diagnosed by electrophoresis?
I did a hemoglobin electrophoresis test. The result negative and hemoglobin pattern are normal. What does this mean? I am not thalassemia carrirer?
Need more info:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results, especially concentration of Hb A2. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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