Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Specify age and sex on test request form.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 3 months
Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Comment: LC-MS/MS is the gold standard for steroid hormone assays due to increased sensitivity & specificity as compared to immunoassays. All applications that require measurement of very low level of testosterone ( eg. hypogonadal men, children, virilization or intersex disorders in women etc) recommended test is Testosterone total, Ultrasensitive.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: This assay is useful for evaluation of men with signs and symptoms of possible Hypogonadism like loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia & infertility. It is also useful in evaluation of boys with delayed or precocious puberty. The assay can be used to monitor anti- androgen therapy as in prostate cancer, precocious puberty & male to female transgender disorders. It helps to evaluate infants with ambiguous genitalia or virilization. The assay can serve as an adjunct in the diagnosis of androgen secreting tumors.
Disease: Disorders of Endocrine System
Home Collection: Available
Department: THYROID & HORMONES
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required