Stains
Beta-2-microglobulin

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 29 October 2015, last major update October 2013

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Definition / General
Cite this page: Beta-2-microglobulin. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsbeta2microglobulin.html. Accessed December 8th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Forms light chain of HLA molecule
  • Present on surface of all nucleated cells
  • Increased levels in multiple myeloma
  • Beta 2 microglobulin amyloidosis is related to renal dialysis, increasing with duration of therapy and patient age