jm's Adventure with Multiple Myeloma: Beta-2 Microglobulin, Immunoglobulin A, G, M, and Free Kappa Lambda Light Chain Results of January 16 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beta-2 Microglobulin, Immunoglobulin A, G, M, and Free Kappa Lambda Light Chain Results of January 16 2012

I finally managed to convince Dr. Shull's office to fax me the results of my January 16 2012 labs. My Beta-2 Microglobulin was fine at 1.93 (it was 1.80 last check on 11/9/2012). My Immunoglobulin A was low at  22 (norms 3.3-19.4); immunoglobulin G was low at 588 (norms 694-1618); and immunoglobulin M was low at 9 (norms 48-271). I think these values are to be expected after an autologous stem cell transplant (I had my transplant on 9/13/2011).


My Kappa Light Chain, Free was 10.76 (norms 3.3-19.4); Lambda Light Chain, Free 5.69 (norms 5.7- 26.3); and my Kappa/Lambda, Free was 1.89 (norms 02.6-1.65). They evidently did not order an m-spike value. I will discuss this with Dr. Shull. If I were to go out of remission these are the important lab values that will detect the change. So, I'll admit it - I'm always anxious about these results - but, no worry today!



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