By Cynthia Chmielewski | Posted - Jul 22nd, 2021





HealthTree University: Know Your Labs (Part 2/3)

Understanding your labs, particularly your blood and urine tests, is critical to knowing where you stand with your myeloma. Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about this important aspect of your disease.

8.05    What is a Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPEP)?


8.06    What tests are done on a 24-hour urine sample? Why are they still necessary?


8.07    What is urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP) and is it still used?


8.08    What are light chains, how are light chains reported, and why?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Natalie Callander, MD
  • Cesar Rodriguez Valdes, MD
  • Rafael Fonseca, MD
  • Alexander Lesokhin, MD

Want more?

We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!


Cynthia Chmielewski
About the Author

Cynthia Chmielewski - Cynthia Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University.


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