About Kappa Lambda Ratio Calculator (Formula)
The Kappa Lambda Ratio Calculator is a tool used in the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow. The kappa lambda ratio is a measure of the ratio of two types of immunoglobulins (antibodies) called kappa and lambda light chains in the blood. The formula used by the calculator to calculate the kappa lambda ratio is:
K/L * 100
- K is the concentration of kappa light chains in mg/dL
- L is the concentration of lambda light chains in mg/dL
The formula calculates the ratio of kappa light chains to lambda light chains, and multiplies it by 100 to express the result as a percentage. The kappa lambda ratio is used in the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, as the disease often causes a significant increase in the ratio.