Diagnostic tests for myeloma
Checking for myeloma usually involves a number of tests. The results of these tests help your doctor work out whether you have myeloma or a pre-myeloma condition and then recommend the best treatment plan for you.
Click on the links below to learn more about the common diagnostic tests for myeloma.
Learn more about:
- What is paraprotein?
- Blood tests
- Urine test
- Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy
- Cytogenetic tests
- Imaging scans
Dr Jane Estell, Senior Staff Specialist, Haematology Department, Concord Cancer Centre, and Senior Clinical Lecturer, The University of Sydney; Brenda Clasquin, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Jacqui Keogh, Senior Myeloma Support Nurse, Myeloma Australia; Dr Silvia Ling, Haematologist, Liverpool Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital; and John Miller, Consumer.
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