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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

TESTF

CPT CODE

84270 ; 84403

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

Sex Horm Bind Glob; Testo Free,calc.; Total Testosterone

SYNONYMS

Testo,Free and Total, Testosterone, Free & Total (includes SHGB)

COLLECTION

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferable but not required to collect sample between 06:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Reference ranges are based on samples collected in the morning. NOTE: If ordering provider approves non-morning draw, this should be noted in comments.

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Plasma, hemolyzed, lipemic or bacterially contaminated samples 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

PROCESSING CONTAINERS

Transfer tube(s)

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

Not recommended
7 day(s)
6 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated