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|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Monday and Thursday (day shift)|
|Method||Chemiluminescent immunoassay (Siemens Centaur)|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL serum|
|Normal range|| Males:
Male reference range for the 20-39 age group was adopted from the reagent vendor performed studies and verified by running blood donor samples (excluding autologous donors) collected from the UCSF Blood Donor Center.
Male reference range for the 40-89 ages group was adopted from Endocrine Abstracts 2006 12:104 and verified by running blood donor samples (excluding autologous donors) collected from the UCSF Blood Donor Center.
Female reference range was adopted from vendor performed studies and verified by running female donor samples (excluding autologous donors) collected from the UCSF Blood Donor Center
|Turn around times||1-4 days|
|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
|Last Updated||5/1/2011 6:02:34 PM|
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