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Test Catalog

Test ID: B2MU    
Beta-2 Microglobulin (B2M), Random, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 5 mL

Container/Tube: Plastic, urine tube

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should empty bladder.

2. Have patient drink at least 0.5 liters of water.

3. Within 1 hour, collect a random urine specimen.

4. Add 1 M NaOH as preservative to the collection. This preservative is intended to achieve a pH of between approximately 6 and 8.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimen with pH <6 Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Refrigerated 48 hours