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Test Code B2 MICROGL Beta 2 Microglobulin

Important Note

For CSF samples, order a Miscellaneous test.

Clinical System Name

Beta 2 Microglobulin

Synonyms

Anti-Beta 2 Microglobulin
B 2 Microglobulin
B2 Microglubulin
Beta 2 Microglobulin Antibody

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL serum

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Freeze 1 mL serum in a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label in the CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp N
  Refrigerated 24 hrs
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Draw daily, performed W & F 3 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center

Department

Department:  

Harborview Medical Center

Room GWH47; 523 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
 

Phone Number: (206) 744-3451

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

  ug/mL
Adults 0 - 2.5

 

Methodology

Method: Turbidimetric

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82232

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Beta-2 Microglobulin
Reference Test Number: BETA2
Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with the UW/HMC courier. Use a general UW/HMC test request form. Keep a copy of the batch sheet for our lab records.