Beta-2-Microglobulin, CSF (CSBETA)

Test Code
LAB181

Quest Code
5500

Alias/See Also
CSBETA

CPT Codes
82232

Preferred Specimen
1 mL CSF in sterile transport tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions
Freeze and ship frozen 

Transport Container
Sterile transport tube

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 28 days
Frozen: 28 days

Methodology
Nephelometry

Setup Schedule
Monday-saturday

Reference Range
Adults 0.36-2.56 mg/L


Clinical Significance
Increased levels of beta-2 microglobulin in CSF may be found in infectious and cerebrovascular disorders.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly , VA 20151-2228




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