What is the Beta-2 Microglobulin test?
This test analyzes the amount of a protein called beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) in the blood, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). B2M is a type of tumor marker. These tumor markers are substances made by cancer cells or by normal cells in response to cancer in the body.
When is the Beta-2 Microglobulin test recommended?
It is recommended in:People who have cancers of the bone marrow and blood, since they often have high levels of B2M in their blood or urine. The cancers include multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Symptoms such as swelling or puffiness (edema), particularly around the eyes or in the face, wrists, or ankles.Urine that is foamy, bloody, pink, or brownish.Protein in the urine.Fatigue, weakness, and nausea.
What does it measure?
The Beta-2 Microglobulin test: Analyzes the levels of beta-2 microglobulin in the blood. It is a protein that acts as a type of tumor marker (substances that are produced in response to cancer). Although it is not a diagnostic test used to detect cancer, it provides insight into how severe the cancer is and predicts disease development.This test may be ordered during the initial workup of a person who has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in order to know the stage of cancer and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Beta-2 Microglobulin test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Beta-2 Microglobulin test in Bangalore is Rs.1500.
How often should I get the Beta-2 Microglobulin test?
The Beta-2 Microglobulin test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Beta-2 Microglobulin test?
1.1 - 2.4 mg/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Beta-2 Microglobulin test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Beta-2 Microglobulin test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Beta-2 Microglobulin test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Beta-2 Microglobulin test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!