Overheard at an outdoor café: “…They said they won’t get the lab results back until
next week. I’m really worried. I can’t focus on anything else...I’m a nervous wreck.”
That was part of a real-life conversation between two women having lunch in Atlanta.
Unfortunately, there was nothing unusual about it. Thousands of patients endure
the same frightening scenario every year: They have alarming symptoms and numerous
suspicions about the cause, but the lab results needed to confirm a diagnosis— and
begin proper treatment — are a long time coming.
Dr. James Berenson wanted better
for his patients. A multiple myeloma specialist and the founder of Berenson Oncology
in West Hollywood, California, Dr. Berenson brought electrophoresis in house to
provide more control and faster turnaround. The practice uses the CAPILLARYS™ 2,
Sebia’s fully automated instrument for serum protein electrophoresis (SPE), urine
protein electrophoresis (UPE) and an automated alternative to immunofixation electrophoresis—