FQFKL - Specimen: Kappa and Lambda Free Light Chains (Bence Jones Protein), Quantitative, Urine

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Test Name

Test ID: FQFKL    
Kappa and Lambda Free Light Chains (Bence Jones Protein), Quantitative, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Two, Plastic 6-mL tube(s) (MML Supply T465)

Specimen Volume: 8 mL (Two, 6 mL tubes)

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours (NO preservative).

2. Refrigerate specimen during the 24-hour collection.

3. Send specimen refrigerate in 2 plastic, 6-mL urine tube(s), (MML Supply T465)

4. Collection volume and duration are required.

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerated

Yes

Frozen

NO

6N HCl

NO

50% Acetic Acid

NO

Na2CO3

NO

Toluene

NO

6N HNO3

NO

Boric Acid

NO

Thymol

NO

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

3 mL (2 vials 1.50 mL each)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

NA

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 2 hours