Testosterone, Bioavailable by Immunoassay, Adult Male TSTRB
|Synonym||Testosterone Weakly Bound|
|Components||Total Testosterone, SHBG, Free Testosterone, Bioavailable Testosterone|
One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Heparinized plasma also acceptable.
1 mL serum 2-8ºC.
Specimen should be collected between 6 and 10 am.
For females and children under 14 years, select LCMS-based assay for required sensitivity.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 1 month
|CPTCode||84403 Total testosterone; 84270 SHBG|
The concentration of free testosterone is derived from a mathematical expression based on the constants for the binding of testosterone to sex hormone binding globulin and albumin.
Results of the testosterone component of this test may be falsely elevated in patients taking over-the-counter biotin supplements.
Results of the SHBG component of this test may be falsely decreased in patients taking over-the-counter biotin supplements.
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