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Ratio of Kappa-to-Lambda Light Chains in the Serum

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Immunoglobulins are composed of heavy and light chains. There are 2 kinds of light chains, called Kappa and Lambda. Normally kappa light chains are slightly more prevalent than lambda light chains. In reactive states and with monoclonal gammopathies, the relative amounts of these light chains are altered.

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