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KAPPA/LAMBDA FREE LIGHT CHAIN

Test Code
FLCR
 
SynonymsKappa/Lambda Free Light Chains, Quantitative, Serum; FREELITE; KAPPA/LAMBDA FREE LIGHT CHAINS WITH RATIO, SERUM
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume2 mL
Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRefrigerated 1 month  
Unacceptable ConditionPlasma; repeated freeze/thaw cycles should be avoided. Contaminated samples, samples containing particulate matter, and lipemic or hemolyzed serum samples.
CPT Codes83883 x 2
Billing CodeFLCR
Test ScheduleTue-Sat
Turnaround Time1-4 days
MethodNephelometry
Test IncludesKappa FLC, mg/dL; Lambda FLC, mg/dL; Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio
Reference Ranges
TitleRangesUnits
Kappa FLC0.33-1.94mg/dL
Lambda FLC0.57-2.63
Kappa/Lambda0.26-1.65
FLC Ratio
New method as of May 28,2013. Results obtained by using The Binding Site reagents on a Siemens' BN II analyzer. Results may vary from previous method.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o83883.Z18Kappa Lambda Free Light Chain
r83883.Z18Kappa Lambda Free Light Chain83883.Z15Kappa FLCmg/dL236916-5
r83883.Z18Kappa Lambda Free Light Chain83883.Z16Lambda FLCmg/dL233944-0
r83883.Z18Kappa Lambda Free Light Chain83883.Z17Kappa Lambda FLC Ratio 240844-3

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