Immunoglobulin Total Light Chains, Urine
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The assay is performed by immunonephelometry. Specific antisera are mixed with patient samples, and the mixture is subjected to a beam of light before and after formation of antigen-antibody complexes. The change in light scatter after complex formation is proportional to the antigen (light chain) concentration.(Siemens Nephelometer II Operations Instruction Manual, 1999)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Saturday; Continuously until 3 p.m.