Flow Cytometry in Monoclonal Gammopathies
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|MU Faculty or unit
|Oncology and hematology
|multiple myeloma;– monoclonal gammopathy; flow cytometry; plasma cell
|The technological development of flow cytometry (FC) together with new findings reveal the need for immunophenotyping in research of monoclonal gammopathy (MG) because of its diagnostic, prognostic and predictive significance. The aim of the European Myeloma Network (EMN) is to standardize this analytical method and implement it into routine clinical examination. Since the overall significance and application of FC are still analysed, standardisation could help obtain more clinical relevant information in terms of MG pathophysiology.