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Done protein electrophoresis test and immunoglobulin test. Cause for concern?

TOTAL PROTEIN H 8.3 6.4 - 8.2 g/dL Hi Doc, I have do a protein electrophoresis test and immunoglobulin test. Results as follows : ALBUMIN H 5.29 ALPHA 1 0.20 ALPHA 2 0.72 BETA 0.90 GAMMA 1.20 MYELOMA BAND NOT DETECTED NOT DETECTED IMMUNOGLOBULIN TOTAL IGA 2.55 TOTAL IGG 15.30 TOTAL IGM 0.37 (Low) Is there a cause for concern. I am really worred about MGUS or multiple myeloma
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das

First of all, stop worrying. You do not have multiple myeloma or MGUS.

Because, in case of MGUS / multiple myeloma, the myeloma band should have been detected. That is the only thing which can diagnose the condition.

So, do not worry. The mild increase in protein level may be due to some other disease.

Lastly, consult with your treating doctor for clinical correlation. Because, in case of clinical suspicion, bone marrow study should be considered.

Hope this will be helpful.


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