Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate central nervous system involvement of certain inflammatory or B-cell proliferative diseases.

Mnemonic
B2M CSF
Methodology

Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF. Also acceptable: CSF collected in plain red or green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

After separation from cellular material: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

0.0-2.4 mg/L

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82232

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080061 Beta-2-Microglobulin, CSF 1951-3
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Aliases
  • B2 microglobulin CSF
  • B2M CSF
  • Beta 2 Microglobulin, CSF Test
  • CSF B2M
Beta-2 Microglobulin, CSF