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Immunology Laboratory

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The HevyLITE assay measures intact immunoglobulin and allows the individual identification of different light chain types of each immunoglobulin class i.e. IgGκ, IgGλ, IgAκ, IgAλ, IgMκ and IgMλ.

It is particularly useful for monitoring Multiple Myeloma patients with monoclonal proteins that are difficult to quantify by electrophoresis - e.g. Paraproteins that migrate within the α2-regions or β-regions.

Currently only available to Haematolgists

Non-OUH Clients

You must provide the Isotype and total Immunoglobulin of the paraprotein for HevyLite testing to be performed.

Specimen requirements

Serum - 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

14 days

Laboratory method


Reference range/units

Not applicable

Associated tests

Not applicable

Sample stability

3 weeks at 2-8ºC

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.


Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email

Last reviewed:12 September 2022