BETA-2 MICROGLOBULIN, SERUM

Mnemonic

BMICRO

Synonym

B2M S

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST), green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA) top tube or plasma

Handling

Separate the serum from the cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Immunoturbidimetric

Referral Lab

ARUP (80053)

Reference Values

Reference Values

1.1-2.4 mg/L

CPT Codes

82232

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM