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Table 1 Results of serum electrophoresis

From: Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates tumor response following palliative embolization of a recurrent shoulder plasmacytoma

Clinical status Follow-up time (weeks) FLCκ (mg/l)b k/λ ratiob
Baseline 0 4570 4009
Chemotherapya 11 145 NA
Pre-embolization 28.5 913 78.7
Post-embolization 31 349 8.18
Control 35 350 36.57
  1. The characteristic free kappa light-chain (FLCκ) level returned close to the normal range after embolization.
  2. aThe test was taken following two cycles of VDT-PACE chemotherapy.
  3. bThe normal range is 3.3 to 19.4 mg/l for FLCκ and 0.26 to 1.95 for the k/λ ratio.