HLCG - Performance: Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgG Kappa and IgG Lambda

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Test Name

Test ID: HLCG    
Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgG Kappa and IgG Lambda

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

This assay is performed by nephelometry using reagent sets from The Binding Site Ltd. The assay panel contains the quantitation of IgG kappa, quantitation of IgG lambda, and the ratio of the 2 concentrations. The 2 antisera are directed against an epitope that is composed of a portion of the alpha heavy chain as well as a portion of either the kappa or lambda light chain.(Instruction Manual: BN II  System.Version 2.3 6/21/06)

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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, Thursday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

6 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test