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Beta 2 Microglobulin Serum
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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I had blood test & the results are as follows INR 1.12
APTT ratio 1.16
Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L. Can you tell me if they are normal?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B2 microglobulin: ..can be elevated in many diseases, but is usually used to estimate prognosis & monitor progress in patients with multiple myeloma. A level less than 4 MICROGRAMS (not milligrams) is associated with a good prognosis. However, without having any clinical information about you, I can't say much more than that. ...Read more
Lab data: Without clinical correlation it may mean nothing. Beta 2 microglobulin in patients on hemodialysis can aggregate into amyloid fibers in joint spaces, (dialysis-related amyloidosis). It is also elevated in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma but is not diagnostic of these disease. It may account for secondary amyloidosis. As an isolated finding there is no telling what it means. ...Read more
After 6 cycles of rchop 21 and 30gy of igrt for stage 1 grade 3 nhl, beta2-microglobulin is 2600 ng/ml. Is this high level a cause of concern?
Axilary & supraclavicular lymph nodes swollen both underarm, neck node not swollen beta2-microglobulin 2.21h, poss sarc dx, no infection, cancer issue?
Might need biopsy: You have significant lymphadenopathy which could be the result of an infection or could be related to a malignancy. Most primary care docs will treat with antibiotics and then refer for a biopsy if no improvement within a couple weeks. If a biopsy is needed it can often be done by an interventional radiologist (needle biopsy) and then sent to a pathologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Serum free light chains increased ratio normal. lambda immunofixation with 4% m spike in beta 2 region in urine only. recommended next step 4 anemia?
Spike in UPEP: If you have an abnormal M spike on your urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP), that suggests there is some abnormal cells making excess gamma globulin ( a monoclonal gammopathy). A next step would normally include a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy - this reveals what the abnormality of the blood forming cells causing this is. ...Read more
Not pregnant: Nearly all labs measuring HCG will have a cut off of 2 or 5 (depending on the lab) as representing a negative. Thus 1.2 is negative by nearly all standards. If one is worried, you can always repeat the test, but most labs report HCG as < 2 or < 5. Hope that helps. ...Read more
3 wks after sex: There is no need to rush. A pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 wks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test isn't needed. ...Read more
Under which circumstances will a "normal" E.Coli gain on its activity? Is a positive serum beta glucuronidase test related to such activity? TY.
Hard to say/depends: This likely depends on what is considered "normal" about the E. coli and it's activity. E. coli is part of the normal "gut" flora. It's when certain other forms of E. coli like the O157:H7 strain get in the digestive tract that issues occur. So it's hard to say how activity would be affected unless abnormal E. coli get in there. The Bgluc test is homologous to the E. coli Bgalact enzyme. ...Read more
Severe insomnia since last two to three months.. I got my blood tests done and my serum ferritin came out to be v low around 5..Are they related?
Insomnia : Low ferritin levels indicate that you are at a higher risk of having iron deficiency anemia. Although there is no link between iron deficiency and insomnia there is a relationship between restless leg syndrome and low iron levels. In restless leg syndrome patients feel a need to move their legs when in bed keeping them from sleeping. Check with your doctor to see if replacing iron is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer