Myeloma (Bone Marrow Cancer) Screen
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

Myeloma (Bone Marrow Cancer) Screen

What is a Myeloma Cancer Screen?

This test will assess whether you have a type of blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Myeloma is a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that develops in plasma cells. These cells are an important part of the immune system. Their primary function is to produce antibodies in order to help protect the body against infection.

Why consider a Myeloma Cancer Screen?

Every year in the UK around 6000 people are diagnosed with a Myeloma Cancer.

This test is suitable if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Bone pain
  • Recurrent infections
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Kidney problems

How does this test work?

This test requires a urine sample and a blood sample. You will need to find a nurse to collect your blood sample for you. Once you have collected your samples, you can send them to our accredited UK laboratory for analysis using the postage-paid envelope.

What tests will you run on my sample?

This comprehensive test will assess the following:

  • Full blood count (FBC) with a 5-part differential. This test checks the levels of all your different blood cells identifying any abnormalities.
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). The ESR measures the rate at which blood cells settle in a tube. Faster rates can indicate inflammatory problems.
  • Protein electrophoresis. This test measures specific proteins in the blood to help identify diseases.
  • Immunoglobulin test. This measures three specific types of immunoglobulins: IgG, IgM, and IgA. If your levels are too low or too high, it may be a sign of a serious health problem.
  • Bence - Jones Protein.This protein is detected in urine and is a strong indicator of Multiple Myeloma
  • Biochemistry profile. This profile will measure levels of glucose, urea, creatinine, bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), albumin, protein, cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol), low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol), calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, chloride and uric acid.

When will my test kit arrive?

If you place your order before 4pm, Monday to Friday, your kit will be dispatched on the same day by first class post. If you would prefer a tracked delivery, please select special delivery at check out.

How will I receive my test results?

The confidential results of your Myeloma Cancer Screen will be ready within five working days after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area on our website at any time. As soon as all of your results are ready to view, a member of our Patient Services team will contact you.

What should I do with my results?

If your test reveals abnormal levels, you should speak to a doctor about the results. Medication can be prescribed, and further testing may be recommended to ensure the success of treatment. Better2Know can arrange private consultations throughout the UK with our network of skilled doctors. Alternatively, you can take your results to your own GP if you prefer.

How can I order my test?

You can order your Myeloma Cancer Screen now by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button. To speak to an advisor and purchase this test by phone, simply call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our dedicated Patient Services team will be more than happy to answer your questions and process your order.

Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 for your convenience.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.