Beta-2 Transferrin


Sunquest Code:B2TFER  
Epic Code:LAB205Epic Name:Beta 2 Transferrin
Synonyms:Cerebrospinal Fluid Detection in Body Fluid; Beta 2 Transferrin
Methodology:Immunofixation electrophoresis
CPT Code:86334
Test Includes:Preparation and detection
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid (such as nasal, otic, etc.)
Optimal Volume:0.3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.02 mL (2 drops)
Collection Instructions:Collect fluid in sterile container.
Causes for Rejection:Swabs submitted.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Fluid: Aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.02 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 24 hours, otherwise freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 24 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Protein  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No CSF detected in body fluid is normal
Use:To determine if a body fluid specimen is or contains CSF.


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