7247 Estrogens Total

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 14 Hours, Ambient
2 Months, Frozen
Refrigerated - 7 Days
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 3.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.50 mL

Method

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Schedule

Tuesday-Sunday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Evaluate for ovarian estrogen producing tumor in the premenarcheal and postmenopausal female; evaluate estrogen excess in males. Estrogen analysis may be helpful in establishing time of ovulation and optimal time for conception. Serial samples must be collected over several days to evaluate baseline and peak total estrogen levels.

CPT Codes

82672

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