Test Details

Mnemonic

TESF

Ordering Code

1000822

CPT-4 Code(s)

84402

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.3 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Plasma, lipemic, hemolyzed and icteric specimens
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 60 days
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Methodology

Radioimmunoassay
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Reference Range

Male:
20 - 50 years: 5.1 - 41.5 pg/mL
Females:
Reproductive Age: <2.7 pg/mL
Post Menopausal: <2.1 pg/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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