|Mnemonic: ||[Test F Tot]|
|Name: ||Testosterone, Total, Females & Children|
|Specimen: ||1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Specimen should be collected between 6-10 A.M.|
EDTA plasma is unacceptable.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.2 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 7 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0081058|
| Method: ||HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry|
|Note: ||This test is recommended for women and children due to improved sensitivity of testosterone by LC-MS/MS.|
An endocrinologist my occasionally order this on a male patient due to the increased sensitivity of the assay. Do not cancel without consulting with a senior tech or the pathologist if ordered on a male.