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Beta-2-Microglobulin, Serum

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Test ID LAB49
EPIC ORDER
BETA 2 MICROGLOBULIN, SERUM
CPT Code(s) 82232
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core- performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold or red top
micro: 2.5 mL blood/3 microtainers
Stability
Unspun: 4 hrs
Room Temperature: Not Acceptable
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen -20°C: 14 days
Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; Aliquot Serum (min vol 750µl serum) & refrigerate within 4 hours of collection.
Availability Routine: Performed 3 days/week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, no weekends, no holidays; Not available STAT
Turnaround Time Resulted by 4:00 PM, 48 Hours after receipt; Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reference Range Normal: 0.8 - 2.34 ug/mL

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate. Sample stable 3 days, refrigerated (2-8°C); freeze samples (-20°C) if longer delays anticipated.

Comments
Methodology: Turbidimetry
This assay has not been validated using pediatric samples.
-Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
-Pediatric microtainers (“bullets”) available from Phlebotomy Services
-See numbered memo Core #134 dated February 24, 2017 for additional information.

Reviewed by ivette_marrero on February 27, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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