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B2 Microglobulin

Also known as: B2M; B2M; β2-Microglobulin; Thymotaxin
Formal name: Beta2 Microglobulin, Serum, Urine, or CSF
Related tests: Albumin, Tumor Markers, CSF Analysis

 

  • Why should I do it?

To help evaluate the severity and prognosis of multiple myeloma, leukemia, or lymphoma; to distinguish between kidney disorders and to detect kidney damage

 

  • When should I do it?

When you have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma or certain other cancers; sometimes to monitor treatment; when you have signs associated with kidney dysfunction

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a 24-hour urine sample; rarely a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None