Fasting Required: Yes, 10 - 12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 6 - 12 Business Days

Methodology: Nephelometry

Description: Increased levels of beta-2 microglobulin in CSF may be found in infectious and cerebrovascular disorders. This test is used as a tumor marker for some blood cell cancers. It is not diagnostic for a specific disease, but it has been associated with the amount of cancer present.

Alternate Names: B2M, ß2-Microglobulin, Thymotaxin

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.