Dr Rebecca Morrow’s SPEP/UPEP matching game! Try your hand at it – which pattern on the right matches the protein electrophoresis pattern on the left?
A monoclonal pattern is suggestive of multiple myeloma or MGUS. There will be one or two “spikes” of protein present.
A normal pattern is, as you would think, a normal pattern of several types of antibodies being produced.
Answers: 1 = normal pattern; 2 = elf hat; 3 = monoclonal pattern; 4 = Rocky Mountains.