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Test Code BLOD0606 Testosterone, Total, Serum

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Major androgen responsible for secondary sex characteristic development.

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Red top or gold top
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: If there is a delay in transport of >8 hours, refrigerate specimen, and send specimen refrigerated.

 

Specimen Rejection:

1. Specimen other than serum

2. Unfrozen specimen >48 hours old

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <8 hours/Refrigerated >8 hours/Frozen >48 hours

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 48 hours
  Frozen 1 month

 

Reference Values

Males: 241-827 ng/dL

Females: 14-76 ng/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84403