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beta trace protein

Name beta trace protein
Specimen requirements gauze soaked with nasal secretion or ear secretion, or - if necessary - fluid in salivettes and
- if necessary - fluid in salivettes and
1 ml of serum
Procedure remarks The concentration in the lumbar CSF is 35 x higher than in the serum.
Clinical utility liquorrhoea
Methodology nephelometry
Reference ranges < 1 mg/l
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory