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Test ID FLCS Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains, Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Useful For

Monitoring serum from patients with monoclonal light chain diseases without a M-spike on protein electrophoresis

 

May be useful as a diagnostic test in patients in whom there is a suspicion of primary systemic amyloidosis, light chain deposition disease, or non-secretory myeloma

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
KFLCS Kappa Free Light Chain, S No Yes
LFLCS Lambda Free Light Chain, S No Yes
KLRS Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio No Yes

Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Laboratory Approach to the Diagnosis of Amyloidosis

-Laboratory Screening Tests for Suspected Multiple Myeloma

Method Name

Turbidimetry

Reporting Name

Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

KAPPA-FREE LIGHT CHAIN

0.33-1.94 mg/dL

 

LAMBDA-FREE LIGHT CHAIN

0.57-2.63 mg/dL

 

KAPPA/LAMBDA FLC RATIO

0.26-1.65

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

83520 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FLCS Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LFLCS Lambda Free Light Chain, S 33944-0
KLRS Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio 48378-4
KFLCS Kappa Free Light Chain, S 36916-5

NY State Approved

Yes

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.