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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

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Sources Used in Current Review

Basu, A. et. al. (Updated 2012 August 2). Dialysis-Related Beta-2m Amyloidosis. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/246542-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed June 2013.

Gooptu, M. and Scarpaci, A. (Updated 2012 April 6). Beta2-Microglobulin. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2086864-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed June 2013.

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 742-743.

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