Newcastle Laboratories

Free Light Chain Quantitation

Clinical Background:

Guidelines for the Interpretation and Management of immunoglobulins and Paraproteins in Adults.pdf

 

Serum free light chains may be an additional useful test in the diagnosis and monitoring of myel...

Guidelines for the Interpretation and Management of immunoglobulins and Paraproteins in Adults.pdf

 

Serum free light chains may be an additional useful test in the diagnosis and monitoring of myeloma and amyloid. Kappa and Lambda light chain levels are quantified separately and the Kappa/Lambda Ratio calculated from these values.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Immunology

    Immunology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum-SST

    Serum-SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Not applicable

    Not applicable

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2 ml

    2 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    None

    None

  • Freq Analysis:

    Daily

    Daily

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Reference Ranges:

    Serum Free Kappa Light Chain: 3.30 - 19.40 mg/L

    Serum Free Lambda Light Chain: 5.71 - 26.30 mg/L

    Serum Free Kappa/Free Lambda Light Chain Ratio: 0.260 - 1.650

    Serum Free Kappa Light Chain: 3.30 - 19.40 mg/L

    Serum Free Lambda Light Chain: 5.71 - 26.30 mg/L

    Serum Free Kappa/Free Lambda Light Chain Ratio: 0.260 - 1.650

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Proteins Lab

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 4766

    0191 282 4766

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

Serum Free light chains are done on a daily basis

Turn Around:

4 days

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences – RVI

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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