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Test Code KAIHC Kappa Light Chain (KappaC) Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Shipping Instructions


Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostain Technical Only label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Preferred: 2 Unstained positively charged glass slides (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick.

Acceptable: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block

Additional Information:

1. Information on accessing digital images of immunohistochemistry (IHC) stains and the manual requisition form can be accessed through this website: www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-info/ihc/index.htm

2. Clients ordering stains using a manual requisition form will not have access to digital images.

3. Clients wishing to access digital images must place the order for IHC stains electronically. Information regarding digital imaging can be accessed through this website: www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-info/ihc/faq.html


Secondary ID

70482

Useful For

A marker of clonality and B-cell lineage

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IHTOI IHC Initial, Tech Only No No
IHTOA IHC Additional, Tech Only No No

Method Name

Immunohistochemistry

Reporting Name

Kappa IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Wet/frozen tissue
Cytology smears
Nonformalin fixed tissue 
Nonparaffin embedded tissue
Noncharged slides
ProbeOn slides

Clinical Information

Kappa or lambda immunoglobulin light chains pair with immunoglobulin heavy chains to form complete immunoglobulin molecules. These proteins serve as receptors for antigens in B-lymphocytes and are the secretory products of plasma cells, forming the humoral arm of the immune system. Because individual B cells or plasma cells synthesize immunoglobulin containing either kappa or lambda light chains, but not both, immunoperoxidase stains for light chains can be applied to lymphocyte and plasma cell populations as a marker of clonality and B-cell lineage.

Interpretation

This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). If diagnostic consultation by a pathologist is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation.

 

The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity. If a control tissue is not included on the slide, a scanned image of the relevant quality control tissue is available upon request; contact 855-516-8404.

 

Interpretation of this test should be performed in the context of the patient's clinical history and other diagnostic tests by a qualified pathologist.

Clinical Reference

1. Peterson LC, Brown BA, Crosson JT, et al: Application of the immunoperoxidase technique to bone marrow trephine biopsies in the classification of patients with monoclonal gammopathies. Am J Clin Pathol 1986;85:688-693

2. Taylor CR, Burns J: The demonstration of plasma cells and other immunoglobulin-containing cells in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues using peroxidase labeled antibody. J Clin Pathol 1974;27:14-20

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70794 Kappa IHC, Tech Only No LOINC Needed

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Immunohistochemical (IHC)/In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request Form (T763) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/ihc-and-ish-stain-request-form-mc0767-09a.pdf).