Osteopontin, Body Fluid or CSF

Sunquest Code:OSTNB  
Epic Code:LAB8037Epic Name:Osteopontin Body Fluid or CSF
Synonyms:Cytokines; OPN
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
Turnaround Time:Contact the Cytokine reference Laboratory at 612-626-7057 for turnaround time.
Special Instructions:Specify specimen type. If multiple specimen types are submitted for testing, order multiple tests and specify the specimen type.

This test has not been FDA approved. The results are to be used for research purposes or in attempts to understand the pathophysiology of immune, infectious or inflammatory disorders and not intended as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body fluid or CSF
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Sterile tube)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature for greater than 6 hours.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centirfuge for 15 minutes at 1000-1500 g (rcf) at room temperature.
Aliquot into two vials with 100 uL per fial. Freeze immediately at < -20°C (-70°C preferred). Contact Cytokine Lab if there is adequate sample for only one vial.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (UMCytokine)


Reference Range:Reference range not established

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