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10640: Beta-2 Transferrin Print View
Beta-2 Transferrin   Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Fluid Body 0.5 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Dacron/Cotton swab   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  

The presence of Beta-2 Transferrin in nasal or ear fluid, or in wound drainage following head trauma, surgery or from tumors or congenital malformation, clearly indicates CSF leaking into these passages or fluids creating a pathway for life-threatening central nervous system infection.

Cotton swab:
DO NOT add any additional fluid (water or saline) to the tube and
submit in a sterile, plastic, leakproof transport tube.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
86335

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Electrophoresis, Immunofixation Acceptable Specimen: Cotton swab soaked with drainage fluid submitted in a sterile, plastic, leakproof transport tube or drainage fluid submitted in sterile, plastic, leakproof transport tube.






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