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Free Light Chains & Monoclonal Gammopathies

Impact on Diagnostic Panels



Laboratory Results: 428 Patients with Monoclonal Urinary Protein

Slide 14

August 2008

If we now include the serum free light change in our analysis, on this slide we see that the combination of serum, protein electrophoresis, immunofixation electrophoresis and free light chain quantitation detect almost all of the patients detected by urine studies, only 2 patients out of 428 were missed and neither required intervention. And this has led us to conclude that we should add serum free light chain to our diagnostic screen and eliminate urine studies from this initial testing.

Laboratory Results

 


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