b2 MICROGLOBULIN

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
β2 microglobulin (β2M) is a cell surface protein and comprises the most valuable marker for the diagnosis of myelomatosis. Concentrations < 4 mg/L suggest the least bad form of myelomatosis, while concentrations > 20 mg/L the worst. Also, elevated levels appear during inflammation of all types, autoimmune disorders, viral infections (AIDS, CMV) and renal disorders (urine). The use of measurement of urine β2M levels as an assessment of renal clearance is complicated by the fact that β2M degrades rapidly at pH < 6, so the test has diagnostic value only when the patient has first been prepared for the production of alkaline urine.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid ready-to-use
Shelf life: 12 months @ 2-8 C
On-Board Stability: 60 days
Sample: Human serum
Detection limit: 0.10 mg/L
Linearity: 0.15-20 mg/L


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MEDILYZER
EX-OLYMPUS
GENERAL PURPOSE
SIEMENS ADVIA
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