To detect clonal light chains. Useful in characterizing the species of protein in cases of proteinuria. Techniques can identify intact monoclonal protein and free light chains (Bence Jones protein). Of value in the study of monoclonal gammopathies and lymphoproliferative diseases, including lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Urine immunofixation is essential in amyloidosis or if a monoclonal band is present on urine protein electrophoresis.
Negative for Bence Jones protein (no clonal free light chains identified). Pathologist interpretation of results provided.
Urine proteins are most concentrated in first am voided samples. Immunofixation is qualitative.
- Immunoelectrophoresis (IEP), Urine
- Immunofixation (IFIX), Urine
- Kappa Light Chains, Urine
- Lambda Light Chains, Urine
- Light Chains, Urine
- Myeloma Proteins, Urine
- Urine IEP
- Urine Light Chains
- BENCE JONES SCREEN-URINE
Collect first morning void urine specimen (preferred), preservative free. A 24 hour or random urine, preservative free, is also acceptable. Refrigerate up to 1 week.
Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation.