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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General

Synonym/Acronym:
β2-M, BMG.

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

Specimen:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay)

SampleConventional & SI Units
Serum
 Newborn–1 mo1.6–4.8 mg/L
 2–6 mo1–3.8 mg/L
 7–11 mo0.9–3.1 mg/L
 1–6 yr0.6–2.4 mg/L
 7–18 yr0.7–2 mg/L
 Adult0.6–2.4 mg/L
Urine0–300 mcg/L

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