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Alpha Subunit of Pituitary glycoprotein Hormones

Mnemonic:    [ALPHA SUB]
Name:    Alpha Subunit of Pituitary glycoprotein Hormones
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. EDTA and sodium heparin plasma samples are also acceptable.

Hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.25 mL
Transport Temp:    Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.
Spec Stability:    Stable 6 months frozen.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2013034
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Processing Info:    CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.