Beta-2-Microglobulin, Serum


Sunquest Code:B2M  
Epic Code:LAB49Epic Name:BETA 2 microglobulin
Synonyms:Beta 2 Microglobulin
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:82232
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge at room temperature; aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 2.3 mg/L. The Immulite 2000 Beta-2-microglobulin method is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.


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