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Intracellular Kappa & Lambda Light Chains

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code ICKL
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday - Friday (Day shift only)
Method Flow cytometry
Collection Instructions Maintain samples at room temperature and transport to laboratory as soon as possible, esp. for FNA samples
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood, Contact Immunology x3-1712 for other sample types
Sample type EDTA whole blood, Bone Marrow, Unfixed tissue, Body Fluid, FNA
Preferred volume 3 mL blood, Contact Immunology x3-1712 for other sample types
Min. Volume Contact Immunology x3-1712
UCSF Rejection Criteria Frozen, fixed samples or those stored at inappropriate temperatures
Processing notes Typically ordered by Immunology only, if order received on a requisition contact Immunology to confirm.

Hold bone marrow specimens at room temperature, but refrigerate fine needle aspirates in special holding medium. Do NOT centrifuge. Each specimen should be assigned its own accession number.

If specimens are delivered after 1200 hours on Friday, weekends or on a holiday contact the resident on call
Units ``
Normal range Positive
Turn around times Preliminary result available from laboratory in 2-4 days. Written interpretive report sent within 7 days.
Additional information This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the Clinical Laboratories at the Medical Center at UC San Francisco. Only some of the reagents used have been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT coding 88346 X 2
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 7/11/2016 1:04:40 PM
Entry Number 1541
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