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polyclonal

[‚päl·i′klō·nəl]
(immunology)
Pertaining to cells or molecules that arise from more than one clone.
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In patients classified as having polyclonal gammopathy, all three electrophoretic methods showed statistically significant increased concentrations of [[alpha].sub.1]-globulin and [gamma]-globulin fractions combined with a decreased albumin fraction.
An increased incidence of plasma cell disorders, such as benign polyclonal gammopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, oligoclonal gammopathy, B-cell lymphomas and multiple myeloma, has also been reported in HIV-positive individuals.
An increased concentration of one or more of the immunoglobulins and one or more abnormal SPE bands indicates monoclonal or polyclonal gammopathy. If an abnormality exists, a pathologist can check the numerical results on the bar chart and make an interpretation or suggest further testing.