Beta-2-Microglobulin

Cleveland HeartLab B, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES
CPT Code: 82232
Order Code: C1448
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

Serum:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred.

Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 5 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
7 days
Frozen (-20°C):
30 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C):
30 days

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)

Turn Around Time: 4 days

Reference Range:

Age mg/L
<18 years Not Established
Adults ≤2.51

 

Intended Use: Evaluation of renal tubular toxicity, immune disorders, and lymphoid malignancies.

Clinical Significance: Beta-2-Microglobulin levels in the blood may suggest kidney disease, glomeruli dysfunction, renal tubule or disease, or dialysis-related amyloidosis.

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