What causes high serum protein levels in blood?
Should this protein elevation be a concern?
serum protein electrophoresis may help
it seems that your gamma globulins have risen, probably because of the infection. You can calculate their level by subtracting the albumin level from the total protein level. When the gamma globulins are higher than normal serum protein electrophoresis may provide significant clues. Since you've had a prolonged infection (?) recently, it could be related to it.
Your worries about multiple myeloma will be confirmed or excluded with electrophoresis. The rise in globulins with a normal electrophoresis will almost certainly exclude it.
So in conclusion, it seems that prolonged stimulation of your immune system caused this protein rise, but further testing is required to exclude more serious causes.
I hope it helps!
Albumin is 4.4 and total protein is 8.3- is that high?
My sed rate and CRP levels are low if a person had mm wouldn't those numbers be elevated and the red cell counts and white be low?
3.9 is a little higher than normal. The CRP and the complete blood count can be perfectly normal at the initial stages. The ESR is usually high at diagnosis but this is not always the case. Abnormal protein in serum electrophoresis is the most characteristic finding in multiple myeloma with high globulins.
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