Raised kappa levels indicate an increased risk of disease progression. The ratio of kappa to lambda is a vital indicator. When one level is high and the other is low, it is indicative of myeloma. If both kappa and lambda are increased it indicates a disease other than myeloma.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male. My free kappa light chains are elevated, but the ratio came back normal. IgM is also elevated, but IgG and IgA are normal. What does this mean? I do have a history of DVT. I am on blood thinners. I also did angiograms of my lower extremities. Can you help me under... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). IgM and kappa can be raised in any acute infection. Mixed infection probably started with viral and superadded bacterial infection. Repeat all blood tests after three months for evaluation. Start on ... Read Full »