Flow cytometry in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: Short review.

Leukemia research

PubMedID: 26422558

Filipova J, Rihova L, Vsianska P, Kufova Z, Kryukova E, Kryukov F, Hajek R. Flow cytometry in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: Short review. Leuk Res. 2015;.
Flow cytometry (FCM) has found its application in clinical diagnosis and evaluation of monoclonal gammopathies (MG). Although, research has been mainly focused on multiple myeloma (MM), nowadays FCM becomes to be potential tool in the field of AL amyloidosis. Clonal plasma cells identification and specific phenotype profile detection is important for diagnosis, monitoring and prognosis of AL amyloidosis. Therefore, FCM could be a perspective method for study not only MM but also AL amyloidosis. This review provides an overview and possibilities of FCM application in AL amyloidosis.