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Testosterone, Total, Females & Children

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.