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Kappa/Lambda Free Light Chains, Quantitative Serum
Mnemonic LAB735
Category Chemistry
Methodology Latex Enhanced, Nephelometric Immunoassay
Result Availabilty 3-5 days
Specimen Required
Container Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Volume Pref. Vol.: 0.5mL
Min. Vol.: 0.3mL
Collection Instructions Routine Venipuncture
Transportation Instructions • Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediatley transfer serum to separate plastic tube
• Refrigerate
• Serum must be removed from cells within 8 hours of collection
Stability • Refrigerate 1 month at 2-8°C
Causes for Rejection • Hemolyzed
• Lipemic
CPT Codes 83883 x2
Effective/Revised 7/1/10

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