2005
DOI: 10.1590/s1807-59322005000100010 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: PURPOSE: The present study was designed to determine the normal range of serum beta 2-microglobulin (Sb 2 M) levels among healthy volunteers in Brazil. Levels of Sb 2 M are elevated in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and have been shown to be the best predictor of HIV infection status and of some malignant disorders, especially multiple myeloma. In order to achieve its optimal use in Brazilian clinical diagnosis, an adequate reference interval study was performed for Sb 2 M IMMULITE ® assa… Show more

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