Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SERUM FREE LIGHT CHAINS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2567         Geisinger Epic ID: 15049

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 3 weeks. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Kappa FLC: 3.30-19.40 mg/L.
Lambda FLC: 5.71-26.30 mg/L
Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio: 0.26-1.65.
CPT code(s):
83883 x 2
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Kappa FLC, Lambda FLC, Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
Kappa Lambda Serum; Free Light chains, KLS
Clinical significance:
Measurement of the various amounts of the different types of light chain aids in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple myleoma, lymphocyte neoplasm, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and connective tissues diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 01/30/2021

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No
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