Test Details

Mnemonic

FPROG

Ordering Code

3500006

CPT-4 Code(s)

83519

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patient should not use any corticosteroid, ACTH, estrogen, or gonadotropin medication, if possible, for 48 hours prior to draw.

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay
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Reference Range

Male: Up to 50 ng/dL
Female: Up to 50 ng/dL
Pregnancy: 50 - 200 ng/dL
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Performing Laboratory

Inter Science Institute
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