Test Catalog

Test ID: TLCU    
Immunoglobulin Total Light Chains, Urine

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

Monitoring patients whose urine demonstrates large M-spikes


Confirming the quantitation of specimens that show M-spikes by electrophoresis


Detecting urine monoclonal proteins and identification of specimens that need urine protein electrophoresis

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
KTLCUKappa Total Light Chain, UNoYes
LTLCULambda Total Light Chain, UNoYes
KLTRUKappa/Lambda TLC Ratio, UNoYes

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

KTLCU, LTLCU: Nephelometry

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


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

Immunoglobulin Total Light Chains,U

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

Immunoglobulin Light Chains
Kappa Light Chains
Lambda Light Chains
Light Chains, Kappa and Lambda
Urine Light Chains