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Testosterone, total

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB124

 

Methodology: 

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Schedule: 

Monday-Friday

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Alternative Specimens: Plasma collected in: Dark Green Sodium heparin (green-top) tube or Dark Green lithium heparin (green-top) tube
Transport: Room temperature.
Unacceptable conditions: No Gel barrier; Gross hemolysis ; Gross lipemia ; Serum Separator Tube (SSTŪ)
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 years

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Helpful in assessing testicular function in male and managing hirsutism, virilization in females.

Performing laboratory: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA 14225 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151-2228

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

CPT Code(s): 

84403

Last Changed: 

01/17/2017 23:54:53

Last Reviewed: 

12/27/2016 02:56:16