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Free Light Chains & Monoclonal Gammopathies

Impact on Diagnostic Panels

Diagnoses for 428 Patients Selected for Urine Monoclonal Protein

Slide 12

August 2008

This slide illustrates how we tested this hypothesis. We identified 428 patients with the monoclonal protein in the urine, and who also had serum studies that included PEL, IFE and free light chain. We wanted to test whether this combination of serum assays would detect all these patients with abnormal urine studies. This slide lists the distribution of diagnosis of this cohort, approximately one-third have multiple myeloma, approximately one-third have primary amyloidosis and approximately one-third have premalignant conditions of MGUS or smoldering multiple myeloma.

Diagnoses for Patients


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