Test Details

Mnemonic

B2T

Ordering Code

1002990

CPT-4 Code(s)

86335

Specimen Information

Collect

Nasal, eye or ear fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Send 0.5 mL nasal, eye or ear fluid refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Cotton swab soaked with drainage fluid submitted in a sterile, screw capped plastic vial.
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
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Methodology

Immunofixation/Electrophoresis
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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