Estrone, Serum

Test ID: 

704213

CPT code:

82679

Synonyms:

E1

Clinical Use:

Evaluate postmenopausal vaginal bleeding due to peripheral conversion of androgenic steroids. Increased estrone levels may be associated with increased levels of circulating androgens and their subsequent peripheral conversion.

Specimen Type:

Serum or plasma

Requested Volume: 

0.8 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.4 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Patient Prep:

No isotopes administered 24 hours prior to venipuncture.

Collection:

If a red-top tube or lavender-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements:

 

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; recently administered radioisotopes; lipemia; icteric specimen

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