Estrogens, Total

Test ID: 

704212

CPT code:

82672

Clinical Use:

Evaluate for ovarian estrogen producing tumor in the premenarcheal and postmenopausal female; evaluate estrogen excess in males. Estrogen analysis may be helpful in establishing time of ovulation and optimal time for conception. Serial samples must be collected over several days to evaluate baseline and peak total estrogen levels.

Specimen Type:

Serum or plasma

Requested Volume: 

0.8 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Patient must avoid having radioisotope scan prior to collection of specimen.

Patient Preparation: 

Patient must avoid having radioisotope scan prior to collection of specimen.

Collection:

If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

3 days

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; recent isotopic scan; gross lipemia; icteric specimen

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