Estrogen, Total, Serum

Additional Info:
The total estrogen assay is not recommended for use in pre-pubertal children.

Useful For:
Estrogens are secreted by the gonads, adrenal glands, and placenta. Total Estrogens provide an overall picture of estrogen status for men and women.

Methodology: Extraction, Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (sodium or lithium heparin) tube is also acceptable.

Analytical Time: 3 – 6 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Saturday

CPT Information:
82672 –

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