Kappa

What is Kappa?

Kappa (uppercase Κ, lowercase κ or cursive '; , káppa) is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals, has a value of 20. It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph . Letters that arose from kappa include the Roman K and Cyrillic К.

Greek proper names and placenames containing kappa are often written in English with "c" due to the Romans' transliterations into the Latin alphabet: Constantinople, Corinth, Crete. All formal modern romanizations of Greek now use the letter "k", however: Thessaloniki, Kalamata, Nikaia.

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I have normal free lambda light chain values but elevated free kappa light chain (61 mg/l) what does this...

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Kappa Lamda ratio is more important.

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I received the following results from a blood test. What do they mean?
lgG 723mg/dl lgM 33 mg/dl Kappa Free Light Chains 51.0 mg/dl
Lambda Free...

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You may have kappa chain myeloma.

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I have been trying to understand my results but I am so confused.. 
UPEP Testing
Free Kappa LT chains (0.85)Low 1.35-24.19  Free Lambda LT chains...

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You should go for regular follow up.

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I have normal free lambda light chain values but elevated free kappa light chain (61 mg/l) what does this mean?

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Hi I have been diagnosed with Chrons and Fibromyalgia . I recently returned elevated Serum Light Chains 20 mine was 35 . I went on prediszone for...

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Hello, I recently had flow cytometry test done on Peripheral blood. Reason for the test was mildly elevated relative lymphocyte count . The...

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