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Test ID BLOD0158 Beta 2 microglobulin

Specimen Type/Requirements

Gold top (Serum w/ gel) - Serum

Red top (Serum w/out gel) - Serum

 

Fasting is preferred.
ONLY serum is acceptable.
CSF is NOT an acceptable specimen type.

 

Test is affected by hemolysis and lipemia. 

Specimen Volume

 

Preferred Volume   1.0 mL  
Minimum Volume   0.5 mL  

 

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature   not acceptable    
Refrigerated   7 days preferred for transport  
Frozen   greater than 7 days    

 

Performed Test Frequency

Tuesday and Friday

Methodology

Turbidimetric

CPT

82232

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Sioux Falls

Analytic Time

1 - 3 days

Interface Build Information

Result Code  Result Code Description 
16517 Beta 2 Microglobulin