: Solid phase, competitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay
: M/F 15days-11mo: 0-24 pg/mL , Males- 1-10yrs: 0-13 , 11-14yrs: 0-28 , 15-18yrs: 0-38 , 19-150yrs: 11-44 Females- 1-8yrs: 0-10 , 9-11yrs: 0-94 , 12-13yrs: 11-172 , 14-150yrs No reference range-see interpretive table; Normal Menstruating Females: Follicular Phase 13-251, Mid-Cycle Phase 38-641, Luteal Phase 31-316 Postmenopausal Females: <30
: Red top tube (no gel)
: Light Green top PST (Lithium Heparin with gel)
: 1 microtainer
: 5 mL
: 0.5 mL
: Refrigerated (2-8° C): up to 7 days, Frozen ( -20° C): 2 months; Avoid more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles
Reasons for Rejection
: QNS, EDTA tube, specimen not separated
: 1 day
: Specimens should be centrifuged immediately.
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