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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

ESTRA

CPT CODE

82670

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Estradiol

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 4.0mL
Minimum: 2.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Plasma, severely lipemic, contaminated, hemolyzed specimens and other body fluids are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow specimen to clot 20-30 minutes, centrifuge, and IMMEDIATELY separate serum into transport tube. Contact with gel for > 2 hours should be avoided.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 0.7mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

1 hour(s)
7 day(s)
1 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated