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Bence-Jones protein

A characteristic protein found in the urine of some patients with multiple myeloma. It is derived from the antibody produced by myeloma cells and can be used to help in diagnosis of the disease and to monitor the effects of treatment. The amount of BJP in the urine may reflect the amount of myeloma left in the body.

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Last updated on April 17th, 2023

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