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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  



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


Performed Test Frequency

Tuesday and Friday





Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Sioux Falls

Analytic Time

1 - 3 days

Interface Build Information

Result Code  Result Code Description 
16517 Beta 2 Microglobulin