|Category||Biochemistry >> Proteins|
β2M is a component of the MHC class I molecule that is responsible for mediating antigen presentation to cytotoxic T cells and is ubiquitous to all cell types (with the exception of erythrocytes). Up-regulation of β2M is observed in haematological malignancy (principally MM) and may facilitate prognostic information as a function of deterioration in glomerular function.
Monitoring of established haematological malignancy
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Transport storage||Stable at 2-8°C for 72 hours. Please freeze pending dispatch for analysis. Sample can be sent by first class post.|
|Turnaround time||1 week|
Grossly haemolysed samples are unsuitable for this assay.