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Multiple Myeloma and Related Serum Protein Disorders: An Electrophoretic Guide

Multiple Myeloma and Related Serum protein Disorders
  • Copyright:2012
  • ISBN:9781933864754
  • Pages:168

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Multiple Myeloma and Related Serum Protein Disorders is a practical guide to the clinical use of serum and urine electrophoresis and also includes coverage of immunofixation electrophoresis. These techniques are essential in the accurate identification of monoclonal gammopathies and the diagnosis of multiple myeloma and related disorders. Interpretation is often challenging even for the experienced practitioner.

Throughout the book the emphasis is on indications and practical aspects of interpreting test results. Particular attention is paid to differentiating false negative and false positive test results. The text provides clear, practical discussions extensively supported by representative images to guide the reader to accurate identification of specimens. Multiple Myeloma and Related Serum Protein Disorders serves as a practical guide for clinical pathologists as well as pathology residents, clinical laboratory scientists and medical technologists.

Multiple Myeloma and Related Serum Protein Disorders Features Include:

  • Covers both serum (blood) and urine electrophoresis
  • Covers immunofixation electrophoresis
  • Particular attention to differentiating false negative and false positive reports
  • Well-illustrated throughout
  • Concise, practical guide for practitioners and residents

Contents:
1. Introduction, 2. Basic Principles of Electrophoresis, 3. Protein Constituents of Serum, 4. Confirming Immunoglobulin Clonality, 5. Monoclonal Gammopathies: Appearance, Diagnostic Criteria, Manifestations, 6. Urine Protein Electrophoresis, 7. Capillary Electrophoresis, 8. Clinical Approach to Electrophoresis