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Urine Protein Electrophoresis

Urine protein electrophoresis is used to monitor patients with monoclonal gammopathies.

Urine proteins can be grouped into 5 fractions during electrophoresis:

  • Albumin
  • α1-Spherins
  • α2-Spherins
  • β-Spheres
  • γ-Spheres

Concentration of total urine protein, electrophoretic pattern and presence of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains may be characteristic of monoclonal gammopathies such as multiple myeloma, primary systemic amyloidosis, and light deposition disease.

 

 

Important Note

Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".

Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.

At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.

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