Protein Electrophoresis Results.

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Hi in early October I had a fbc , lfbp and Myeloma screen , I have had most results back on my NHS app with some abnormal bits, also urine sample show high wbc with no infection. But today got a blank graph for Protein Electrophoresis Results and a comment saying results will be available at 14.58 hours on the 20th of November. What does or could this signify.

Steve

  • Hi SG71

    Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to the online community.

     

    My name is Karen and I'm one of the Cancer Information Nurse Specialists on the Macmillan Support Line.  

     

    There are a number of different types of blood tests as part of myeloma screening for diagnosing or monitoring myeloma. It’s not clear from your message if you are having tests to investigate symptoms of suspected myeloma or if you already have a myeloma diagnosis.

     

    With regards to LFBP in your message, acronyms can have different meanings and therefore we would always recommend that you discuss this with your GP or hospital doctor.

     

    It’s usual for urine tests to be taken as part of screening for myeloma. You say your urine test is showing a high white blood count (WBC), but no infection. There can be different reasons for this including a range of medical conditions and/or medications you may be taking.

     

    Getting results of your blood tests depending on the specific test, can be ready in days, others which may be the case with the protein electrophoresis test, can take several weeks. It’s understandable that waiting for results can be a worrying and uncertain time.

     

    If may help to give us a call on our support line, Our nursing team don’t have access to medical records but may be able to explain more if we have more information about your specific situation and symptoms.

     

    I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further support or information needs, the Macmillan Support Line offers practical, clinical, financial, and emotional support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

     

    Kind regards

     

    Karen, Cancer Information Nurse Specialist 

     

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email

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