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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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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

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, An M spike may be a benign monoclonal gammopathy or a marker for a bone cancer. You ought to consult the doctor who ordered the test as more information is needed to assess this finding. ...Read more

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What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

Protein band: If this is a serum electrophoresis or immunoelectrophoresis it suggests presence of an abnormal protein such as seen in gammopathy or multiple myeloma. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and further testing,such as bone marrow biopsy, may be advised depending upon that assessment. ...Read more

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Does this"blood protein trace"mean one is HIV positive?

No: If you're referring to a urinalysis, it just means you have traces of blood and protein in your urine, which could occur for too many reasons to mention here. ...Read more

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C1 Esterase Inhibitor Panel had two functional and one protein level. The protein level was 11 (20-40 ml/dL). What does that mean? Other two normal.

C1 Esterase Inhibitor Panel had two functional and one protein level. The protein level was 11 (20-40 ml/dL). What does that mean? Other two normal.

Makes no sense: C1INH assays may show low C1INH (which you appears to have) or normal C1INH level with impaired functioning if you are looking for the typical cases of hereditary edema. If the quantity is low, there cannot be normal functioning. If you do have HAE, treatment should be started promptly to prevent throat swelling. ...Read more

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What does ths means, ua turbid, protein 3+, RBC 6-8, epithelial many, bact moderate, mucus thread mod, hyaline casts 2-4. I have only one kidney. Help.

What does ths means, ua turbid, protein 3+, RBC 6-8, epithelial many, bact moderate, mucus thread mod, hyaline casts 2-4. I have only one kidney. Help.

Something seriously: Wrong here. Infection or kidney failure are possible. Get to a doctor immediately before you get permanent damage to your remaining kidney. ...Read more

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My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more

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Results on immunofixation are: IgM kappa monoclonal protein in beta-2 band. What does this mean? What is my next step? I need to be proactive.

See hem/onc: You need to see a hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation. Some blood work needed , perhaps imaging study, and ultimately a bone marrow biopsy should be done. Go to see your primary doctor who can refer you to see a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more