Beta-2 Transferrin

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: BETA2 TRF
POE DESCRIPTION: BETA-2 TRANSFERRIN
CPT CODE:

86335-90

TEST INFORMATION: Used for detection of cerebrospinal fluid leakage in ear or nasal fluid.
TURNAROUND TIME: 5 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Direct collections may be done with a pipette, syringe, test tube or microcollection device. Samples absorbed into an absorbent material MUST be expressed from the absorbent material and placed into a microcollection container.
CONTAINER TYPE: If liquid, tightly sealed container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 0.5 mL Fluid; Collected specimen may be in a serous liquid form, or may have been absorbed into an absorbent material such as cotton swabs, gauze sponges, cotton balls, etc.
MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.1 mL Fluid

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver to Core Laboratory as soon as possible.
REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code S48873

REFERENCE CHART: Tau-transferrin, Asialo-transferrin