Stains & molecular markers

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Minor changes: 22 December 2020

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PubMed Search: Lambda[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Lambda. website. Accessed January 16th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Type of immunoglobulin light chain
  • Kappa/lambda ratio is usually 2:1
  • Restricted expression of either kappa or lambda suggests monoclonality and a neoplastic process
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Hodgkin lymphoma

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Myeloma of bone marrow with ISH staining

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