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What is MRD Testing and How is it Done?
Posted: May 18, 2021
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Understanding your Minimal Residual Disease status, and understanding what MRD testing is and what it means will be critical to the future of myeloma and your myeloma care. Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about this important aspect of your disease.

15.01 What is MRD and why is it a useful measure? Is it important to get done?

15.02 How is MRD testing used as a prognostic tool?


15.03 How is MRD Testing done and how accurate are the results?


15.04 Who should consider MRD testing and when should it be done?


15.05 If you have measurable disease, is there still a reason to get MRD testing?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Edward Libby, MD
  • Jonathan Kaufman, MD
  • Ola Landgren, MD, PhD
  • Rafat Abonour, MD
  • Rafael Fonseca, MD
  • Nina Shah, MD
  • Gareth Morgan, MD, PhD

Want more?

We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!

  1. Myeloma Basics Part 1
  2. Myeloma Basics Part 2
  3. Myeloma Basics Part 3
  4. Building Your Healthcare Team
  5. Becoming an Empowered Patient
  6. Starting Myeloma Treatment
  7. Know Your Therapy
  8. Know Your Labs: Blood and Urine Testing in Myeloma
  9. Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
  10. Precursor Conditions
  11. Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
  12. Classes of Drugs
  13. Immunotherapy
  14. Myeloma Bone Disease
  15. Imaging in Myeloma
  16. MRD Testing
  17. Basic Genetics and Cancer Biology
  18. Myeloma Genetics
  19. Types of Genetic Testing in Myeloma
  20. Specific Myeloma Genetics Mutations and Risk
  21. Precision Medicine
  22. Financial Advice for Myeloma Patients and Their Families
  23. COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma
The author Cynthia Chmielewski

about the author
Cynthia Chmielewski

Cynthia (Cindy) Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University. You can follow her on Twitter @myelomateacher

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