Consensus recommendations for standard investigative workup: report of the International Myeloma Workshop Consensus Panel 3.

@article{Dimopoulos2011ConsensusRF,
  title={Consensus recommendations for standard investigative workup: report of the International Myeloma Workshop Consensus Panel 3.},
  author={Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos and Robert D. Kyle and J P Fermand and S Vincent Rajkumar and J{\'e}sus San Miguel and Asher Alban Chanan-Khan and Heinz Ludwig and Douglas Joshua and Jayesh Mehta and Morie A Gertz and Herv{\'e} Avet-Loiseau and Meral Beksac and Kenneth C. Anderson and Philippe Moreau and Seema B. Singhal and Hartmut Goldschmidt and Mario Boccadoro and S K Praveen Kumar and Sergio Giralt and Nikhil C. Munshi and Sundar Jagannath},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 18},
  pages={4701-5}
}
A panel of members of the 2009 International Myeloma Workshop developed guidelines for standard investigative workup of patients with suspected multiple myeloma. Both serum and urine should be assessed for monoclonal protein. Measurement of monoclonal protein both by densitometer tracing and/by nephelometric quantitation is recommended, and immunofixation is required for confirmation. The serum-free light chain assay is recommended in all newly diagnosed patients with plasma cell dyscrasias… CONTINUE READING
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