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Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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What does a high beta-2 microglobulin indicate?

What does a high beta-2 microglobulin indicate?

Disease activity: Beta 2 microglobulin is not diagnostic of a given disease but is usually an indicator of disease severity, e.g., multiple myeloma, lymphoma and some inflammatory conditions. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2086864-overview#aw2aab6b2 ...Read more

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What does a test result for beta 2 microglobulin of 2.47 mean?

What does a test result for beta 2 microglobulin of 2.47 mean?

B2M: It means that b2m is high. The normal range is <0.2. It is not a diagnostic test. It is done to follow the disease and prognosis for mm, leukemia, cancer, and kidney function. It is done with other diagnostic modalities. Good luck. ...Read more

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My recent blood test INR 1.12 APTT ratio 1.16 Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L are they ok?

My recent blood test
INR 1.12
APTT ratio 1.16
Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L
are they ok?

It depends: Yes these values are all within normal limits, but depending upon the issues of what these tests were performed for that could either be a good thing or a bad thing or possibly indifferent. ...Read more

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What are normal beta 2 microglobulin levels in a healthy individual?

What are normal beta 2 microglobulin levels in a healthy individual?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/9234 ...Read more

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Beta 2 microglobulin is 1.5 ,is it normal?have not been diagnosed with any myeloid malignancy(not been tested) but Immature grans is 0.6, normal CBC

Beta 2 microglobulin is 1.5 ,is it  normal?have not been diagnosed with any myeloid malignancy(not been tested) but Immature grans is 0.6, normal CBC

I must caution you: ...that, without knowing the units associated with these values, I can't be certain that yours are normal. That said, a granulocyte count of less than 2% and beta 2 microglobulin of less than 16 mcg/dl are both normal values. However, as always, history, physical exam & other lab tests must be taken into consideration when interpreting test results. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can there be different opinion on beta 2 microglobulin and bone marrow biopsy regarding detection on multiple myeloma?

Can there be different opinion on beta 2 
microglobulin and bone marrow biopsy regarding detection on multiple myeloma?

Beta 2 Microglobulin: Is a way of following myeloma response to therapy. The problem is that it can be elevated in other conditions- including benign ones. I've seen it very high in patients with kidney dysfunction. So the leel could be different than the bone marrow, which is the only real way to prove multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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Are there any post shunt (csf release) complications for a baby who is two years old?

Are there any post shunt (csf release) complications for a baby who is two years old?

Sure: Potentially there are complications for any surgery especially if it includes implanting something. The two most important for a 2 yr old are an infection and a shunt blockage. Luckily those complications are rare. ...Read more

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I have an chiari malformation type 1. What symptoms would I have if I am not circulating enough csf? I have a MRI in two weeks to see.

I have an chiari malformation type 1. What symptoms would I have if I am not circulating enough csf? I have a MRI in two weeks to see.

Shoulder area numb: The lack of CSF flow around the chiari area is thought to raise the risk for a fluid collection inside the cervical spine called a syrinx. This can cause arm/hand symptoms with some numbness in a shawl pattern across the shoulder area. An MRI through your cervical spine should show this fluid collection if it is there. It can be followed after the chiari is decompressed usually resolving by itself. ...Read more

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Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more