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  • Beta-2 Transferrin, Fluid

Beta-2 Transferrin, Fluid

Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB5138
EPIC ORDER
  BETA-2 TRANSFERRIN, FLUID
CPT Code(s)   84166
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Lab - performed by: Special Chemistry Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 2 ml of body fluid in a sterile container; see Comments
  micro: 0.5 mL minimum
Stability

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Submit collection container; do not aliquot; do not centrifuge
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 Days
Ambient: Not acceptable
Availability Routine: Performed 5 days/week, Monday-Friday, no weekends, no holidays; Not available STAT
Turnaround Time   Resulted within 48 hours after receipt: Monday-Friday
Reference Range Normal: Interpretation provided on report; call (984)974-2361 with questions
Comments

Methodology: Immunofixation Electrophoresis

Beta-2 transferrin is a CSF-specific variant of transferrin and is used as an endogenous marker of CSF leakage.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 28, 2018

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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