Bence Jones Protein

This test is most commonly used to detect Bence Jones protein in the urine and this most commonly indicates multiple myeloma and is also used in the course of treatment of multiple myeloma to follow the illness.

PREPARATION FOR TEST

No preparation or fasting is necessary.

NORMAL FINDINGS

No Bence Jones protein present.

Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.

MEANING OF TEST

Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.

OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS

It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.