Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) Beta, Serum

Sunquest Code:TGFBSM  
Epic Code:LAB6830Epic Name:Transforming Growth Factor Beta, Serum
Synonyms:TGF; TGF-Beta 1; TGF Beta 1; TGF-b1
Methodology:Multiplex bead assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-8 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, severely hemolyzed, heat-inactivated or grossly lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum within 2 hours of collection. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:After separation from cells: 30 minutes at room temperature; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51694


Reference Range:3465-13889 pg/mL
Use:Results are intended for research purposes or in attempts to understand the pathophysiology of unusual immune or inflammatory disorders.

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