Test Details

Mnemonic

ESTR

Ordering Code

1010090

CPT-4 Code(s)

82672

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 3.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Green sodium heparin, green lithium heparin
Serum: Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, EDTA plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay
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Reference Range

Female Menstrual 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 pg/mL

Adult Male: 40 - 115 pg/mL
Prepubertal: <40 pg/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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