Test Catalog

Test ID: E1    
Estrone, 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

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

Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge and remove serum from red blood cells within 2 hours of draw.

2. Aliquot serum to submission container.

Additional Information: See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.

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

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

0.8 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel or SST tube

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 TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Frozen 28 days