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Beta-2 Microglobulin Kidney Disease

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Also known as: B2M; B2M; β2-Microglobulin; Thymotaxin
Formal name: Beta2 Microglobulin, Serum or Urine

Were you looking for Beta-2 Microglobulin Tumor Marker, ordered to detect and monitor certain blood cell cancers?

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help detect kidney damage and follow kidney disorders; sometimes to monitor people who are exposed to cadmium

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms and signs associated with kidney dysfunction; periodically if you work with cadmium

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or 24-hour urine sample

Test Preparation Needed?

None