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What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe nothing

It depends which peak is elevated.
The first peak is albumin, which is simply the total amount of protein in your blood. If this alone is elevated, it can mean you are dehydrated. Spikes in other places can mean multiple myeloma, so ask what protein band 1 is. If it's albumin, you're ok!

In brief: Maybe nothing

It depends which peak is elevated.
The first peak is albumin, which is simply the total amount of protein in your blood. If this alone is elevated, it can mean you are dehydrated. Spikes in other places can mean multiple myeloma, so ask what protein band 1 is. If it's albumin, you're ok!
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