Stains & molecular markers
Kappa


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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Type of immunoglobulin light chain
  • Kappa/lamba ratio is usually 2:1
  • Restricted expression of either kappa or lambda suggests monoclonality and a neoplastic process
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Myeloma of marrow with ISH staining

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