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Cite this page: Pernick N. Beta-2-microglobulin. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsbeta2microglobulin.html. Accessed December 12th, 2019.
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