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Test Catalog

Test ID: TTST    
Testosterone, Total by Mass Spectrometry, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

Necessary Information

Patient's age and sex are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.215 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK
Other Serum Gel

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 60 days