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Beta-2 Transferrin (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Asialotransferrin (Fluid)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:ATF for Fluid and ATR for Paired Serum
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

For interpretation of fluid results, must send Serum sample at same time as Fluid sample (as required by Alfred Pathology Service). If a serum sample is not received, please contact the requesting clinician to request a serum sample. Proceed with registration of the fluid sample.

The SST tube (ATR) MUST be sent together with the Fluid (ATF) and never separately. Cancel ATR if the serum sample is not sent and add on a RECOLLECT (REC) panel indicating serum sample not received.

Specimen Types:Fluid
Serum
Container Types:
Plain 70mL potPlain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

For interpretation of fluid results, must send Serum sample at same time as Fluid sample (as required by Alfred Pathology Service).

Grossly haemolysed fluid sample is unsuitable for analysis.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Grossly haemolysed samples are unsuitable.

Additional Notes:

Results Interpretation:
The presence of asialotransferrin in a fluid suggests that it is, or contains, CSF