Specimen: 15 mL (10 mL min.) urine in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 15 days
Usage: Bence Jones protein is a monoclonal globulin or immunoglobulin light chain found in the urine, with a molecular weight of 22-24 kDa. Detection of Bence Jones protein may be suggestive of Multiple myeloma or Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.
Disease: Multiple myeloma
Home Collection: Available
Department: CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required