β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine

β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
β2-M, BMG.

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing malignancy such as lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. Also valuable in assessing for chronic severe inflammatory and kidney diseases.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Usually, a 24-hr urine collection is ordered. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay.

SampleConventional and SI Units
SerumLess than 2.5 mg/L
Urine0–300 mcg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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