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What tests diagnose myeloma?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Tests

You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a multiple myeloma.
Please discuss further with your hematologist/oncologist.

In brief: Tests

You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a multiple myeloma.
Please discuss further with your hematologist/oncologist.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Electrophoresis and

Free serum light chain tests.
Multiple myeloma is generally diagnosed by electrophoresis of serum, urine and free serum light chain test. X-rays of the bone may reveal lytic lesions that are a strong indicator of the disease. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires examination of bone marrow by a pathologist.

In brief: Electrophoresis and

Free serum light chain tests.
Multiple myeloma is generally diagnosed by electrophoresis of serum, urine and free serum light chain test. X-rays of the bone may reveal lytic lesions that are a strong indicator of the disease. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires examination of bone marrow by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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