β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine
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To assist in diagnosing malignancy such as lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. Also valuable in assessing for chronic severe inflammatory and kidney diseases.
Serum collected in a red- or red/gray-top tube or urine from a timed collection in a clean plastic container with 1 N NaOH as a preservative. Urine from an unpreserved random collection may also be requested.
(Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay)
|Sample||Conventional & SI Units|
|Newborn–1 mo||1.6–4.8 mg/L|
|2–6 mo||1–3.8 mg/L|
|7–11 mo||0.9–3.1 mg/L|
|1–6 yr||0.6–2.4 mg/L|
|7–18 yr||0.7–2 mg/L|