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|Test Update Information||Method changed from Siemens Centaur XP platform to Abbott Architect i2000 platform on November 17, 2014.
The new testosterone immunoassay on the Architect i2000 platform correlates better than the older Siemens Centaur XP immunoassay in comparisons with the UCSF LC tandem mass spectrometry testosterone assay. The new Architect immunoassay also has better low end sensitivity than the previous Siemens Centaur immunoassay and gives results that are approximately 27% higher than the previous Siemens Centaur immunoassay.
Also, please note that the reference ranges have changed.
|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Monday and Thursday (day shift)|
|Method||Two Step Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay on Abbott Architect i2000|
|Container type||Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL serum|
Reference ranges for females adapted from ARUP Laboratories & vendor performed studies and verified by in-house testing of 20 normal female volunteers in the UCSF laboratory.
Reference ranges for males adapted from vendor performed studies and verified by in-house testing of 22 normal male volunteers in the laboratory.
|Turn around times||1-4 days|
|Reflex?||Reflex testing by LC/MS/MS for results < 25ng/dL is no longer offered.|
|Additional information||This assay is performed in-house and is suitable for use in adult patients to assess general endocrine function.
To convert ng/dL to nmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.0347.
For pediatric patients, see entry for Testosterone, Ultrasensitive.
|LDT or Mod FDA?||Yes|
|Last Updated||1/19/2017 1:01:26 PM|
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