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WHOLE BLOOD IN SODIUM HEPARIN
Above 10 years
The spongy, soft tissue in the centre of your body's flat, long bones is known as bone marrow. It's the bone marrow that is responsible for producing stem cells. Some stem cells transform into white blood cells, which are a primary constituent of your immune system.
There are different types of white blood cells, one of which is plasma cells. They are responsible for creating antibodies, which are the proteins that help fight off any disease causing microbes that enter your body.
If you have plasma cell neoplasms, your body is perhaps producing excessive plasma cells. Additionally, it's also facilitating the production of an antibody known as 'M protein,' which thickens the blood.
Some plasma cell neoplasms can cause tumours to form over your bones, thus causing cancer. Below are several types of plasma cell neoplasms:
There are no known causes for plasma cell neoplasms, but you are more likely to get it if you are:
A CD138 (Plasma Cell Marker) test is significant in cases of plasma cell neoplasms. Getting this test will help:
Now, every kind of plasma cell neoplasm has a different set of symptoms, so you need to be on a careful lookout.
MGUS does not show any symptoms. However, plasmacytoma shows up as broken bones or pain in the soft tissues or bones. Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma displays a set of following signs:
Multiple myeloma is difficult to spot since it does not show any early signs. When it does, you will notice the following:
If these symptoms persist, connect with your healthcare provider. They are likely to order a CD138 (Plasma Cell Marker) test. You can book this test through the website of Apollo 24|7.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results