Protein electrophoresis

Background:

Investigation of multiple myeloma

Myeloma screening should only be performed in patients with features or lab results suggestive of myeloma e.g. unexplained renal dysfunction, anaemia, hypercalcaemia, bone pain, recurrent infections.

A urine sample should also be sent for Bence-Jones protein.

Repeat requests within 6 months will not be processed (1 month for known myeloma patients or Haematology requests).

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: Protein electrophoresis - Lab Tests Online

See also: Bence-Jones protein, Immunoglobulins, Free light chains

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry

Requirement:

  • Gel/clotted¬†(yellow/red top)

Add-on requests are accepted

Turnaround Time:

1 week