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Beta 2 Microglobulin

Beta 2 Microglobulin


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.5 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume
  • ​3 days at 2 – 8ºC
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
  • In Hospital reported within 2 hours
  • Community urgent and inter-hospital reported within 4 hours
  • Community routine reported within 24 hours
  • ​Immunological agglutination with latex reaction enhancement
​Specimen Retention
  • ​3 days
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Β2 microglobulin
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • B2MI (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-81 v2

Last Modified: Thursday, March 29, 2018 |
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