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Alpha Subunit of Glycoprotein Hormones

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ASUB
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method RIA
Container type Red top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolyiss, lipemia
Processing notes Freeze serum, Order Quest #8658X.

For Brown & Toland patients: order BTMOLT and FREEZE serum, Order LabCorp #140269.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Hemolyiss, lipemia
Units ng/mL
Normal range
Males ≤ 0.6 ng/mL
Premenopausal females ≤ 1.5 ng/mL
Postmenopausal females 0.9-3.3 ng/mL
Pregnancy (1st & 2nd Trimest) 1.8-360 ng/mL
Hypothyroid patients ≤ 3.7 ng/mL

Synonyms FSH; HCG; LH; TSH; Alpha-PGH; Alpha-TSH; Alpha chains
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 4 weeks
Turn around times Test run Tuesday, and Thursday. Turnaround time: 3-8 days.
CPT coding 83159-90
LOINC code 30199-4
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:36 AM
Entry Number 226
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