December 21, 2020: Dr. Jorge Castillo walks us through immunology basics, teaches us the limitations of the SPEP, plus some additional tests that complement it (think Immunofixation), shares his clinical gestalt about when to suspect MGUS, Myeloma, Waldenstrom’s, and Amyloidosis–and finally, how to talk to patients about them.

If you, like Stuart, have ever wondered what on earth to do with that pesky free light chain ratio or the SPEP that so often gets inboxed to you without explanation, then fear not, Dr Castillo has your back!

Written and Produced by Nora Taranto MD
Infographics by Nora Taranto MD
Cover Art by Kate Grant MBChB, MRCGP
Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Stuart Brigham MD, FACP, Nora Taranto MD
Editor: Matthew Watto MD, FACP ; Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
Reviewer: Jooho Chung MD, PhD
Guest: Jorge Castillo MD

Link to podcast: https://thecurbsiders.com/podcast/247

Link to transcript: https://thecurbsiders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Transcript-The-Curbsiders-247-SPEP-Up-Your-Step.pdf