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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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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 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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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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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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Specimen of clotted blood Results-- B2 Microglobulin=3.10 mg/l (Normal - 0.81 to 2.19 mg/l)?

Specimen of clotted blood
Results-- B2 Microglobulin=3.10 mg/l (Normal - 0.81 to 2.19 mg/l)?

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

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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?

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?

B2M is a nonspecific: Marker of cell turnover. The value would be hard to interpret if ordered during or shortly after cancer therapy. It has prognostic importance as a baseline (prior to treatment). ...Read more