Beta-2 transferrin

Alphabetical Test listing

Beta-2 transferrin-13647

  
Beta-2 transferrin
  
13647
  
LAB13647
  
BETA2TRANS
  
Beta 2 transferrin
  

Detection of a beta-2 transferrin band by IFE is diagnostic for the presence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

This test is useful in the differential diagnosis for CSF otorrhea or CSF rhinorrhea. Beta-2 transferrin is not detected by this methodology in normal serum, tears, saliva, sputum, nasal, or aural fluid.

  
Aural or nasal fluid
  

Sterile vial/container

  
2.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Transport fluid in a sterile vial/container without preservative

  

Sterile container

  
Fluid collections from other sites such as wound or drain fluid
  
  • Source
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 2 weeks

Ambient - 2 weeks

Frozen - 2 weeks

  
ARUP Laboratories Inc (50047) via LabCorp (829030): R-LC
  
Daily
  
2 - 5 days
  

Immunofixation Electrophoresis (IFE)

  

None detected

  
86335
  
Result 13876-8
  
04/23/2019
  
09/28/2020
  
02/16/2021