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0.5 mL fluid (nasal, otic, etc.) collected in a sterile, screw-cap container
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
Electrophoresis • Immunofixation
Quest Diagnostics Chantilly Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151-2228
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: Next day
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.
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