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ß2 Microglobulin

General information

High levels are seen in myeloma

Specimen transport: At room temperature

Repeat frequency: Post treatment monitoring

Special precautions: None

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: 0.8-2.2 mg/L

Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood

Method: Nephelometry

Turnaround time (calendar days from sample receipt to authorised result): Median: 2

Clinical information

Indications for the test: Useful for monitoring turnover in myeloma and lymphoma

Factors affecting the test: Elevated levels are associated with renal impairment. Chronic dialysis.


ICE reference: Beta 2 Microglobulin


(Last updated August 22nd 2018)