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Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF2)

Clinical System Name




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.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 28 d



STAT Performed TAT

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:  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


Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL plasma


CPT Codes



Clinical Utility

Clinical Utility

Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name:

Fibroblast Growth Factor

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