Pathology Handbook

Bence Jones Protein screen

Synonyms

BJP, urine light chains

Clinical Indications

Investigation and monitoring of myeloma, and other B-cell dyscrasias. 
Further investigation of an abnormal band in serum.

Request Form

Request on ICE

Availability

On request

Specific Criteria

None. A repeat will be requested if urine is too dilute

Turnaround Time

One week

Specimen

Early morning urine in plain (white capped) container

Volume

2 ml

Container

Urine bottle white top

Lab Handling

Store at 4°C

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample; assay within previous month.

Reference Range

Negative screen.  Further investigations will be performed if screen is positive