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Question: What are the guideline levels for light chains in multiple myeloma patients? My mom has multiple myeloma. Her doctor has told her that her light chains have gone up from 149 to 238. We know this is not good news. Most staging guidelines say high or low light chains. Does anyone know what is considered high or what is considered low?

Answer: Free Kappa3.30-19.40 (mg/L) Free Lambda5.71-26.30 (mg/L) Kappa/Lambda ratio0.26-1.65 These are the normal ranges.

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