Item Value
Test name Transferrin, beta-2-
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Performed 6 days per week. Turnaround 3-5 days
Performed by Mayo
Normal range Negative
Container type Small collection tube or cotton swab
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Collect 0.5 mL of body fluid (nasal, otic, etc.) directly with a pipet, syringe, test tube or microcollection device. If submitting a syringe, remove needle and add cap to end of syringe. If direct collection is not feasible, specimen may be collected using cotton swabs:

A. Place cotton swab in as small a container as possible.

B. Do NOT add any additional fluid to swab including, but not limited to, saline or microcollection fluids.

C. Tightly seal container and freeze.

D. Indicate specimen type on request form.

E. Send specimen frozen in plastic vial.
Sample type Nasal or Otic Fluid discharge.

NOTE: This test should NOT be performed on known CSF samples without approval from a Lab Medicine faculty or resident.

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667