Tau Protein

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Also known as: Beta 2 transferrin; desialated transferrin
Formal name: Tau protein

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help identify cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluid leaking from the skull.

When to Get Tested?

If there is a watery discharge from your nose or ear (rhinorrhoea or otorrhoea) after you have suffered a skull fracture or after brain surgery.

Sample Required?

A sample of the suspicious watery discharge is collected into a plastic tube and at the same time a blood sample is also collected.