Knowledge Check

True of false: polyclonal gammopathy is always associated with inflammation.

a
True
b
False

True or false: polyclonal gammopathy is associated with a sharp, narrow peak on SPEP.

a
True
b
False

True or false: the CRP in polyclonal gammopathy may be normal or high.

a
True
b
False

What is the arrow pointing to:

a
A centrifuged blood sample
b
A mass spec result
c
A gel electrophoresis of plasma sample
d
A gel electrophoresis of serum sample
Correct. If it were plasma, it would show a large fibrinogen band!

Match the lettered SPEP with the correct diagnosis


A
C
B
Monoclonal gammopathy
Normal
Polyclonal gammopathy
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

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