Bence-Jones protein - quantitative - Results
Immunoglobulin light chains - urine; Urine Bence-Jones protein
A normal result means no Bence-Jones proteins are found in your urine.
What abnormal results mean:
Bence-Jones proteins are rarely found in urine. If they are, it is usually associated with multiple myeloma.
An abnormal result may also be due to Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or amyloidosis.
- Reviewed last on: 6/2/2010
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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Hoffman R, Benz Jr. EJ, Shattil SJ, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingston; 2008.
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