TESTOSTERONE, FREE AND TOTAL

Mnemonic

TESTTF

Includes

Testosterone, SHGB, Free Testosterone (pg/mL), Free Testosterone (%) and Testosterone Bioavailable

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum- one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top or green (lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells immediately after collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

EDTA plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 1 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

IMMUNOCHEMISTRY

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84403, 84270

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:31 AM