Test Catalog

Test ID: BETA2    
Beta-2 Transferrin: Detection of Spinal Fluid in Other Body Fluid

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Specimens are electrophoresed using a high resolution 1% agarose gel, immunofixed with an antiserum to human transferrin that is conjugated with horse radish peroxidase. This reagent set is provided by Sebia.(Hydrogel 6 CSF kit: Meurman OH, Irjala K, Suonpaa J, Laurent B: A new method for the identification of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Acta Otolaryngol [Stockholm] 1979;87:266-369. Reisinger PW, Hochstrasser K: The diagnosis of CSF fistulae on the basis of detection of beta-2 transferrin by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting. J Clin Chem Clin Biochem 1989;27:169-172)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test