Urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP) is a test used to determine the levels of protein in the urine, to determine presence of abnormal proteins, and to determine increases or decreases in certain groups of proteins. Abnormal increases or decreases in levels of protein in urine can be indicative of certain diseases.
Decreases in levels of proteins can be indicative of malnutrition, mal-absorption, pregnancy, kidney disorder, liver disease and inflammatory conditions.
Increases in levels of certain proteins can be indicative of hypercholesterolemia, iron deficiency anemia, and some cases of multiple myeloma (MM) or Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS).
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