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Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF2)

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous

Synonyms

BFGF
FGF2

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gross hemolysis. Thawed Plasma.

Spin: Y - Spin blood at 3000 x g for 10 minutes at 4° C within 6 hours of draw.

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location:  Spin sample and transfer EDTA plasma to plastic aliquot tube. Freeze sample in CPA -20 freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Draw blood in an EDTA Vacutainer tube. Mix thoroughly. Centrifuge at 3000 g for 10 minutes at 4 C within 6 hours of draw. Store frozen and ship plasma frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 28 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; Set-up first W of each month at Quest

7 d after testing

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

< 6.5 pg/mL

 

Clinical relevance of BFGF shoould be determined for specific patient according to the underlying disease and specific therapy. It should be interpreted in the context of the other clinical and pathological features of the patient. If you have any questions about this result, please call 800-842-4657 ext. 2904

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83520

 

Clinical Utility

Clinical Utility

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Fibroblast Growth Factor

Reference Test Number:

16171X

Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with the Quest courier.