What is the role of serum and urinary electrophoresis in the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Serum and urinary electrophoresis is performed mainly to help exclude multiple myeloma (in the appropriate setting) and to classify the proteinuria (which is predominantly glomerular in diabetic nephropathy).


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