Protein electrophoresis


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


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Add-on requests are accepted

Turnaround Time:

1 week