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Light Chains - Urine

Alternate names:
Bence Jones Protein, BJP, UEPG
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
UEPG
Specimen types:
Urine
24 hour Urine
Container types:
24 hour urine
Urine
24 hour urine
Collection Instructions:
Refrigerate, send to lab upon completion

A  24 hour urine collection (preferrable) or a 50 mL random urine specimen.

Patient Collection Instructions

Notes:

Light Chain Detection - The presence of free and intact monoclonal light chains is assessed by immunofixation after electrophoresis or isoelectric focusing

Light Chain Typing - the heavy and light chain classes are determined when a new monoclonal protein (paraprotein) has been detected in a previously undiagnosed patient

 

A  24 hour urine collection (preferrable) or a 50 mL random urine specimen.

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
5-7 days
Reference Interval:

Not detected/Detected

Laboratory Use Only
External Laboratory:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
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