Beta-2 Transferrin

Abbrev Code:B2TFER   
Order Code:LAB205Order Name:Beta 2 Transferrin
Synonyms:Cerebrospinal Fluid Detection in Body Fluid; Beta 2 Transferrin
Methodology:Immunofixation electrophoresis
CPT Codes: 86334 x1
Test Includes:Preparation and detection
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.
Special Instructions:Call laboratory at 612-273-3454 for STAT requests. After hours approval page Chemistry resident at 612-899-1483.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid (such as nasal, otic, etc.)
Optimal Volume:0.3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.02 mL (2 drops)
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
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 UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Sebia B) 


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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