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Test results and other stuff

I had blood drawn on 6/3, and got the results back today. Test: Result (Normal Range) IGG: 455 (600-1700) IGM: 34 (35-290) IGA: 466 (40-400) This is from last time, so you can see there’s not much change! IGG: 466 (600-1700) IGM: 31 (35-290) IGA: 408 (40-400) I found a new web site that I’m …

Latest electrophoresis, proteins and free light chains

Here are my latest results. Specific Proteins Test Name Result AB Normal Range Units IGG 466 L 600-1700 MG/DL IGM 31 L 35-290 MG/DL IGA 408 H 40-400 MG/DL Electrophoresis The SPE pattern demonstrates two bands of restricted mobility in the gamma region. Immunofix, Serum Monoclonal component typed as IgA Lambda. Concentration of monoclonal protein …

Immunoglobulin Profile for June 1, 2009

GENLAB Immunology: Final    06/01/2009 15:03 IMMUNOGLOBULIN PROFILE                                                              Reference IMMUNOGLOBULIN G *410 mg/dL [588-1573] TEST REPEATED TO CONFIRM NOTE: African-American reference ranges differ slightly from those listed. Please call the Immunology Lab at 684-6939 for race specific ranges. IMMUNOGLOBULIN A *432 mg/dL [46-287] TEST REPEATED TO CONFIRM IMMUNOGLOBULIN M *26 mg/dL [57-237] IMMUNOGLOBULIN E 30 IU/mL [4-269]

Serum Protein Electrophoresis for June 1, 2009

Lab Report: Final    06/01/2009 14:36 SERUM PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS                                                              Reference SPE INTERP COMPARED TO 2/10/09, NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN PREVIOUSLY CHARACTERIZED (2) IGA-LAMBDA COMPONENTS FROM 0.21 TO 0.25 AND 0.14 TO 0.19 G/DL. “I have personally performed the interpretation”. Dr. S. Pizzo, MD,PhD SPE TOTAL PROTEIN 6.8 g/dL [6.0-8.0] SPE ALBUMIN % 65.6 % SPE ALBUMIN 4.46 …

2009 Myeloma update

I don’t have a lot to blog about here because my myeloma has been stable since last fall. There’s not much there at all.  If you don’t have myeloma, I have only a little bit more than you do. These labs were done 12/08/2008 IFE SERUM (2) MONOCLONAL IgA-LAMBDAS DETECTED BY IFE. SPE M-SPIKE 1 …

Classic myeloma? A bit of an explanation.

On the mailing list we had a discussion about bone disease in MM.  Here’s what Nancy said about it. I hadn’t realized before that IgA patients are less prone to bone disease.  One of my doctors did tell me we’re more likely to have kidney involvement though. Some people never have bone disease…that’s just the …

IgA is pretty stable after stem cell transplant

This is a chart of my IgA values since before the SCT last summer.  I stopped Velcade and Doxil in July, 2007 and the SCT took place at the end of August. This is quantitative serum IgA in mg/dL. The test on 10/11/2007 was the first one I had after stem cell transplant. I’ve never …

Good information if you’re new to myeloma

The Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research has published some good videos which will answer some of your questions.  These were informative for me, even after having lived with myeloma for the past 5 years. http://www.imbcr.org/myeloma_QA.html