Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Multiple Myeloma?

Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Dhaval Shah, MD


March 09, 2017

The International Myeloma Workshop developed guidelines for standard investigative workup in patients suspected to have multiple myeloma. These guidelines include the following:

  • Serum and urine assessment for monoclonal protein (densitometer tracing and nephelometric quantitation; immunofixation for confirmation)

  • Serum-free light chain assay (in all patients with newly diagnosed plasma cell dyscrasias)

  • Bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy

  • Serum beta(2)-microglobulin, albumin, and lactate dehydrogenase measurement

  • Standard metaphase cytogenetics

  • Fluorescent in situ hybridization

  • Skeletal survey

  • MRI

For more about the workup of multiple myeloma, read here.


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