Beta 2 (B2) Microglobulin Blood Test


Test Code: 010181
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Beta 2 (B2) Microglobulin Blood Test

This test measures the level of Beta-2 Microglobulin in the blood.  B2 Microglobulin is a protein found on the surface of many types of cells in the body. B2 levels are often increased in people with certain types of cancers such as Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma.  Other conditions such as HIV or Cytomegalovirus may also increase B2-Microglobulin levels.  B2 is most often used as a tumor marker.  While it is not used as a screening, measuring B2 levels can help assess the severity of a person's cancer.  It is also used in some cases to measure how effective someone's treatment has been.

B2-Microglobulin testing is typically ordered after a person has been diagnosed with cancer such as Multiple Myeloma to determine what stage of the disease they are in.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Beta 2 (B2) Microglobulin Blood Test


Test Code: 852
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Beta 2 (B2) Microglobulin Blood Test

This test measures the level of Beta-2 Microglobulin in the blood.  B2 Microglobulin is a protein found on the surface of many types of cells in the body. B2 levels are often increased in people with certain types of cancers such as Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma.  Other conditions such as HIV or Cytomegalovirus may also increase B2-Microglobulin levels.  B2 is most often used as a tumor marker.  While it is not used as a screening, measuring B2 levels can help assess the severity of a person's cancer.  It is also used in some cases to measure how effective someone's treatment has been.

B2-Microglobulin testing is typically ordered after a person has been diagnosed with cancer such as Multiple Myeloma to determine what stage of the disease they are in.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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