Stains
Beta-2-microglobulin



Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 4 March 2019

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Beta-2-microglobulin. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsbeta2microglobulin.html. Accessed May 21st, 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
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