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Expected Turnaround Time
2 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum or plasma
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Patient must avoid having radioisotope scan prior to collection of specimen.
Causes for Rejection
Gross hemolysis; recent isotopic scan; gross lipemia; icteric specimen
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.
1 to 10 d: 61−394
11 to 20 d: 122−437
21 to 30 d: 156−350
HMG treatment for ovulation induction: 400−800
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|004549||Estrogens, Total||2254-1||004549||Estrogens, Total||pg/mL||2254-1|