ESTROGENS, TOTAL

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 3.0 mL serum (1.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Heparin (sodium or lithium)
Serum: SST

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, EDTA plasma

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Female Cycle   pg/mL  
1-10 days   61-394  
11-20 days   122-437  
21-30 days   156-350  
Prepubertal:   <40  
Postmenopausal:   <40  
hMG Treatment (Therapeutic Range):   400-800  
Adult Male:   40-115  
Prepubertal:   <40  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeESTR
CPT-4 Code (s)
82672
LOINC Codes
2254-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory