Kappa Light Chain, IHC with Interpretation [39615X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen

Minimum: 1 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded block, submitted in IHC Specimen Transport Kit, room temperature

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum: 3 unstained, positively charged slides, submitted in IHC Specimen Transport Kit, room temperature

Please include surgical pathology report.

Transport Container
IHC Specimen Transport Kit

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Immunohistochemical Assay

Setup Schedule
Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
Interpretive report

Clinical Significance
The presence of immunoglobulin light chains (kappa or lambda) on the cell surface is characteristic of clonal proliferation most often seen in multiple myeloma or lymphoproliferative disease

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.