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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Free Light Chains (FLC ratio)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
Kappa 3.3 to 19.4 mg/LLambda 5.7 to 26.3 mg/LKappa/Lambda Ratio 0.26 to 1.65
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Used as a screen and to monitor some myeloma patients. This test has replaced Urine Bence Jones Protein.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017