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Test ID: HLCM    
Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgM Kappa and IgM Lambda

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

The quantitation of heavy and light chain pairs is useful for:

1. Distinguishing between broadly migrating monoclonal proteins and restricted polyclonal immunoglobulin responses


2. Quantitating monoclonal IgM proteins that are difficult to quantitate on serum protein electrophoresis


3. Providing a more specific quantitation of the monoclonal protein than quantitating total IgM

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test


Includes total immunoglobulin M.

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name


Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Hevylite IgM
IgM Kappa
IgM Lambda
IgM Kappa Lambda Ratio
MK ML Ratio