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Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 2/28/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 84146
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube, 4 mL green top tube (heparin), or 4.5 mL light green plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 8 hours ambient; 48 hours refrigerated, or 1 month frozen at -20o C.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 250 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated; or if frozen, on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis; specimen frozen and thawed more than once.

Male 2.0-13.0 ng/mL
Female, Premenopausal 3.0-26.0 ng/mL
Female, Postmenopausal 2.0-19.0 ng/mL

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