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.
DO NOT add any additional fluid (water or saline) to the tube and
submit in a sterile, plastic, leakproof transport tube.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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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.