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Test ID: FHLCA    
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, Kappa and Lambda with Ratio

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

For the quantitative measurement of human IgA heavy chain and light chain intact immunoglobulin in serum. The result can be used when monitoring previously diagnosed IgA multiple myeloma patients and is used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.

Heavy and light chain pair quantitation may be useful for:

1. Distinguishing between broadly migrating monoclonal proteins and restricted polyclonal immunoglobulin patterns on serum protein electrophoresis.

2. Quantitating monoclonal IgA proteins that are difficult to quantitate using serum protein electrophoresis alone.

3. Providing a more specific quantitation of the monoclonal protein than total IgA measurements alone.

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

Nephelometry

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

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

IgA Heavy Light Chains (HLC), S

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

Hevylite IgA
HLC IgA
IgA Kappa:Lamda HLC Ratio