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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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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425421/all/β2_Microglobulin__Blood_and_Urine.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425421/all/β2_Microglobulin__Blood_and_Urine. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425421/all/β2_Microglobulin__Blood_and_Urine
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Β2-Microglobulin, Blood and Urine [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425421/all/β2_Microglobulin__Blood_and_Urine.
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